A conference will consider the multifaceted history of the Magasine La Terre Sainte (1921-2021) on November 20th at College des Bernardins, Paris.
Among the speakers, the three historians: Vincent Lemire, Maria Chiara Rioli & Karène Sanchez Summerer.
On the history of La Terre Sainte magazine, see as well:
Marion Blocquet et Maria Chiara Rioli, ‘Les caractères de Jérusalem : l’Imprimerie franciscaine et la revue La Terre Sainte (1921-1940)’, in Philippe Bourmaud, Séverine Gabry-Thienpont, Marie Levant, Norig Neveu, Karène Sanchez Summerer (eds), ‘In partibus Fidelium’. Missions to the Levant and the knowledge of the Christian East (19th-20th centuries), Rome: Presses de l’EFR, forthcoming.
In 1847, the Custody of the Holy Land settles in Jerusalem its own printing house in order to support the Franciscans in their missionary and educational activities: it soon becomes one of the main publishers in the area. In 1921 the Franciscan Printing Press adds to its catalog, a wide range of works and languages, the periodical La Terre Sainte, published in Italian, French and Spanish. From the magazine’s birth to its temporary interruption in 1940, this article disseminates the Franciscans’s outlook on the events and changes in Interwar Palestine. Their discourse, between the constitution of new knowledge on the Holy Land and the reinforcement of traditional clichés, represents an original source on the British mandate period and the escalation of nationalisms on the eve of World War II.