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Burns (Robert I.) papers
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Description
Robert Ignatius Burns was born in 1921 in San Francisco, CA, and attended the University of San Francisco (USF) before entering the Society of Jesus in 1940. Burns was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1952, followed by a year of ascetical study in Florence, Italy in 1954. He did doctoral work in medieval history at John Hopkins University and University of Fribourg. While he primarily wrote on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, he was also a historian of Jesuit history in the Pacific Northwest, both of which exemplified his interest in frontier areas, colonial conquest, acculturation, cultural antagonism, exploitation, and inter-group relations. The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, galley sheets, and miscellaneous materials related to Burns's writings on Medieval Spanish history, the Crusades, and Muslim minorities in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as personal and academic correspondence, documents, and other materials.
Background
Robert Ignatius Burns was born in 1921 in San Francisco, CA, and attended the University of San Francisco (USF) before entering the Society of Jesus in 1940. He also received a BA in Classical Studies in 1945 and a MA and licentiate in philosophy in 1947 from Gonzaga University, and a MA in medieval history from Fordham University in 1950. Burns was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1952, followed by a year of ascetical study in Florence, Italy in 1954. He did doctoral work in medieval history at John Hopkins University and University of Fribourg. He primarily wrote on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, but was also interested in frontier areas, colonial conquest, acculturation, cultural antagonism, exploitation, and inter-group relations. In addition to his doctoral work, Burns was he was also a historian of Jesuits in the Pacific Northwest.
Extent
47.6 Linear Feet (99 boxes, 15 flat boxes, and 2 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
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