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Manchester historian receives Richelieu Medal

10th January 2011

A British author and historian has been recognised by the University of Paris-Sorbonne for his contribution to the study of French history.

Joseph Bergin, professor of modern history at the University of Manchester, is the first recipient of the silver Richelieu Medal, which is awarded to academics who have promoted the values of scholarly excellence in the subject.

'The fact that this is not a book prize, but honours a much broader contribution to the study of French history, is particularly gratifying,' the expert commented.

Professor Bergin, whose works include Cardinal Richelieu: Power and Pursuit of Wealth and Crown, Church and Episcopate Under Louis XIV, has recently received a number of honours from French institutions.

In February 2010, the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres gave him the Antiquities of France medal for his most recent work, Church, Society and Religious Change in France 1580-1730, while the government made him an 'officier' of the French Order of the Palmes Academiques last year.
 

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