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Finding Aid for the Robert Ignatius Burns papers, 1960-1976
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Ignatius Burns papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1976
    Collection number: 1094
    Creator: Burns, Robert Ignatius
    Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Robert Ignatius Burns (b.1921) entered the Society of Jesus (1940), became a Roman Catholic priest (1952), and was a professor of history at UCLA (1958- ). He wrote many books on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, including Islam under the Crusaders: colonial survival in the thirteenth-century kingdom of Valencia (1974) and Moors and crusaders in Mediterranean Spain (1978). The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, galley sheets, and miscellaneous materials related to Burns' writings on thirteenth century Islam and the Crusades.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Robert Ignatius Burns, 1971-77.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Ignatius Burns papers (Collection 1094). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709529 

    Biography

    Burns was born August 16, 1921 in San Francisco, California; BA and MA, Gonzaga University, 1945 and 1947; MA, History, Fordham University, 1949; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1958; entered the Society of Jesus (1940) and became a Roman Catholic priest in 1952; professor of history, UCLA, beginning in 1958; author of many books on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, including Islam under the Crusaders: colonial survival in the thirteenth-century kingdom of Valencia (1974) and Moors and crusaders in Mediterranean Spain (1978).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, galley sheets, and miscellaneous materials related to the writings of Robert Ignatius Burns. Most of Burns's publications focused on thirteenth century Islam and the Crusades.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Materials relating to Crusader kingdom of Valencia, reconstruction on a thirteenth-century frontier (Boxes 1-8).
    2. Christian-Islamic confrontation in the west (Box 9).
    3. Islam under the Crusades (Boxes 7-8, 10-13).
    4. Spanish Islam in transition (Box 14).
    5. Medieval colonialism and post-Crusades exploitation of Islamic Valencia (Boxes 14-16).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Burns, Robert Ignatius--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Spain--History, 711-1516--Research.
    Islamic Empire--History, 750-1258--Research.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.