Life’s work of Manchester historian honoured

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The contribution of a University of Manchester historian to the study of French history was recognised last month by the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Professor Bergin

Professor Joseph Bergin was the first-ever recipient of the silver Richelieu Medal, awarded to scholars who have contributed to promoting the values of scholarly excellence.

It is the latest of a series of accolades honouring Professor Bergin’s work: in February 2010 he received the ‘Antiquities of France’ medal from the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres for his most recent book, Church, Society and Religious Change in France 1580-1730.

He was also made an ‘officier’ of the French Order of the Palmes Académiques by the French government in 2010....

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