Number 29 - 2005

Summary

Two articles about the Middle Ages deal with the history of the Monaco castle construction in 1215 (in a first part), and an episode about Sir Charles Grimaldi’s life in the 14th century. Then, among the three studies of the 19th century, one is dedicated to the “Quartier des Moulins”, another one talks about Guillaume Apollinaire, and the last one refers to the Belle Epoque houses of Monte-Carlo. To finish with, an unusual occurrence ends this issue : the translation, in Monegasque speaking, of “Letters from my Windmill” written by Alphonse Daudet, including a CD. (full texts in French)

THE MOULINS AREA BETWEEN 1800 AND 1815

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - THE MOULINS AREA BETWEEN 1800 AND 1815

Nowadays, the Moulins area is composed of luxury boutiques, but its name refers to history. Relying on maps, plans and photographies, this article deals with this industrial area and population, where several mills were built (flour and oil mills), from the 13th century to the middle of the 20th century. (full text in French)

LE QUARTIER DES MOULINS TEL QU'IL ÉTAIT ENTRE 1800 ET 1815 - 2005

Thérèse GHIZZI / Robert FILLON
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FEBRUARY 1338 : CHARLES GRIMALDI COMMITTED HIMSELF TO THE SERVICE OF THE FRENCH KING

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - FEBRUARY 1338 : CHARLES GRIMALDI COMMITTED HIMSELF TO THE SERVICE OF THE FRENCH KING

Charles Grimaldi was Rainier’s son, admiral of France and victorious of Zierikzee. He was involved with his father by fighting alongside the French king, Philippe VI, until 1341. His victories permitted him to have subsidies, and he undertook some fortification works around the rock of Monaco. (full text in French)

FÉVRIER 1338 : CHARLES GRIMALDI S'ENGAGE AU SERVICE DU ROI DE FRANCE - 2005

Inès IGIER-PASSET
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ABOUT THE MONACO CASTLE’S FOUNDATIONS IN 1215. THE DOCUMENTARY SOURCES (FIRST PART).

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - ABOUT THE MONACO CASTLE’S FOUNDATIONS IN 1215. THE DOCUMENTARY SOURCES (FIRST PART).

This article refers to the original texts which deal with the foundations of the castle in Monaco. Besides, more recent documents and the results of historical researches allow us to have a better understanding about it. The second part of this study is published in the Annales monégasques n°31. (full text in French)

AUTOUR DE LA FONDATION DU CHÂTEAU DE MONACO EN 1215. NÉCESSAIRE RETOUR AUX SOURCES DOCUMENTAIRES (PREMIÈRE PARTIE) - 2005

Claude PASSET
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GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE : CHILDHOOD MEMORIES IN BEAUSOLEIL

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE : CHILDHOOD MEMORIES IN BEAUSOLEIL

Guillaume Apollinaire spent several years in Monaco and was at Saint-Charles school. He wrote down his memories in a collection entitled “La vie anecdotique”, and depicted several contemporary characters, famous or unknown. Among them, Adrien Blandignère, an eccentric writer. This subject is a good opportunity to go back to the Carnieri area in Beausoleil, in the end of the 19th century, with pictures of that time. (full text in French)

GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE : SOUVENIRS D'ENFANCE À BEAUSOLEIL - 2005

Martine ROUSSEAU-CHATELAIN
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BELLE EPOQUE HOUSES IN MONTE-CARLO

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - BELLE EPOQUE HOUSES IN MONTE-CARLO

In Monaco, the houses have a thing in common : they were built after 1861, when Prince Charles III decided to restructure his State, because of the assignment of Menton and Roquebrune. Several photographies illustrate this article. (full text in French)

LES VILLAS BELLE ÉPOQUE À MONTE-CARLO - 2005

Michel STEVE
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" LETTRES DE MON MOULIN " BY ALPHONE DAUDET. THE MONEGASQUE SPEAKING VERSION, BY THE CANON GEORGES FRANZI.

Article from Number 29 - 2005 - " LETTRES DE MON MOULIN " BY ALPHONE DAUDET. THE MONEGASQUE SPEAKING VERSION, BY THE CANON GEORGES FRANZI.

Only a few letters published by Alphonse Daudet between 1866 and 1868, were translated par the Canon Georges Franzi, a Provence lover. The letters, read in the Monegasque speaking language, are also available in the three CD attached to the hard copy of this issue. (full text in French)

ALPHONSE DAUDET. LETTRES DE MON MOULIN. VERSION EN LANGUE MONÉGASQUE PAR LE CHANOINE GEORGES FRANZI - 2005

René STEFANELLI
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