A life day by day
In publishing the diary of Michel Edmond de Selys Longchamps, Nicole Haesenne-Peremans and Nicole Caulier-Mathy offer historians – but also the curious – an incredible testimony to local life in Liège throughout the nineteenth century. In it one can see unfolding the life of provincial polite society in a Belgium which was at first emerging but then did not cease asserting itself at the expense of principality slanted tropisms.
(1) Une vie au fil des jours. Journal d’un notable politicien et naturaliste Michel Edmond de Selys Longchamps (1823-1900), Bruxelles, Commission royale d’Histoire, 2008, 2 vol., LXII-1745 pp.