Finding Aid for the Robert Ignatius Burns papers, 1960-1976

Processed by Saundra Taylor; Additions processed by Anne Caiger and Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Robert Ignatius Burns Papers, 1960-1976

Collection number: 1094

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Saundra Taylor, March 1971
Additions processed by:
Saundra Taylor, September 1974; Manuscripts Division staff, October 1977; Octavio Olvera, June 2010
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Ignatius Burns papers,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1976
Collection number: 1094
Creator: Burns, Robert Ignatius
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Robert Ignatius Burns (b.1921) entered the Society of Jesus (1940), became a Roman Catholic priest (1952), and was a professor of history at UCLA (1958- ). He wrote many books on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, including Islam under the Crusaders: colonial survival in the thirteenth-century kingdom of Valencia (1974) and Moors and crusaders in Mediterranean Spain (1978). The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, galley sheets, and miscellaneous materials related to Burns' writings on thirteenth century Islam and the Crusades.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Ignatius Burns, 1971-77.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Ignatius Burns papers (Collection 1094). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Burns was born August 16, 1921 in San Francisco, California; BA and MA, Gonzaga University, 1945 and 1947; MA, History, Fordham University, 1949; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1958; entered the Society of Jesus (1940) and became a Roman Catholic priest in 1952; professor of history, UCLA, beginning in 1958; author of many books on Islamic Spain and the medieval Mediterranean region, including Islam under the Crusaders: colonial survival in the thirteenth-century kingdom of Valencia (1974) and Moors and crusaders in Mediterranean Spain (1978).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, galley sheets, and miscellaneous materials related to the writings of Robert Ignatius Burns. Most of Burns's publications focused on thirteenth century Islam and the Crusades.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Materials relating to Crusader kingdom of Valencia, reconstruction on a thirteenth-century frontier (Boxes 1-8).
  2. Christian-Islamic confrontation in the west (Box 9).
  3. Islam under the Crusades (Boxes 7-8, 10-13).
  4. Spanish Islam in transition (Box 14).
  5. Medieval colonialism and post-Crusades exploitation of Islamic Valencia (Boxes 14-16).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Burns, Robert Ignatius--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Spain--History, 711-1516--Research.
Islamic Empire--History, 750-1258--Research.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


 

Crusader Kingdom of Valencia, Reconstruction on a Thirteenth-Century Frontier 1967

Physical Description: (2 volumes)

Scope and Content Note

Materials re writing and publication of Crusader Kingdom of Valencia, Reconstruction on a Thirteenth-Century Frontier. Harvard University Press.
Box 1

Various articles written and published as pre-studies to book.

Box 2

Beginning stages of writing and a rewrite version.

Box 3

Manuscript.

Physical Description: (Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Parts 2 and 3 with notes to text and bibliography.
Box 4

typescript of book. 1963

Box 5

Notes to text.

Scope and Content Note

1st and 2nd stages of footnotes.
Box 6

typescript of book; typescript of Notes to text. 1964

Box 7

Manuscript of text and notes.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

Final copy.
Box 8

Bibliography and index (photocopy); Galley sheets of book.

Scope and Content Note

Final copy.
 

Christian-Islamic Confrontation in the West: The thirteenth century dream of conversion. December 1971

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and correspondence re publication of article in American Historical Review.
Box 9, Folder 1

Correspondence with AHR editor, July 1970-November 1971.

Box 9, Folder 2

Typescript of article.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
Box 9, Folder 3

Typescript with index.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

1st draft.
Box 9, Folder 4

Typescript with index.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

2nd draft of index.
Box 9, Folder 5

The “Cantigas” section of article.

Physical Description: (Typescript-photocopy) 2 copies.
Box 9, Folder 6

Author's uncorrected proof of article.

Scope and Content Note

Includes holograph corrections made by author.
 

Islam Under the Crusaders. Princeton University Press, 1974

Scope and Contents note

Materials re Islam Under the Crusaders.
Boxes 9-10

Manuscript: final draft, corrected and edited.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 9, Folder 7

Leaves 1-223.

Box 9, Folder 8

Leaves 224-472.

Box 10, Folder 1

Leaves 473-682.

Box 10, Folder 2

Leaves 683-790.

Box 10, Folder 3

Leaves 791-855 (Bibliography).

Box 10, Folder 4

Index.

Boxes 10-11

Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Used in altering and improving text.
Box 10, Folder 5

vol.1, Chapters 1-9.

Physical Description: Photocopy draft. In red binder. 224 leaves.
Box 11, Folder 1

vol.2, Chapters 10-end.

Physical Description: Photocopy draft. In blue binder. Leaves 225-440.
Box 11, Folder 2

Notes to chapters.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 317 leaves.
Box 11, Folder 3

Illustrations for book.

Physical Description: (39 photographs)

Additional Note

See also Oversize box 17.
Box 12

Final page proof corrected for printing.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 13

First galley sheets.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 13

Film strips from which illustrations were produced.

Physical Description: (Microfilm)
Box 17, oversize.

Original (author's) maps and historical maps adapted, used as illustrations in book.

 

Spanish Islam in Transition

Additional Note

Addition to collection made December 1976.
Box 1

Acculturative survival and its price in the Christian kingdom of Valencia, 1240-1280.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, corrected galleys and correspondence.
re publication of article in Islam and cultural change in the Middle Ages, edited by Speros Vryonis, Jr. Wiesbaden: O. Harrassowitz, 1975.
Box 14, Folder 1

Papers of the 4th Giorgio Levi Della Vida biennial conference held at the Near Eastern Center, UCLA. May 11-13, 1973.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Medieval Colonialism, Post-Crusade Exploitation of Islamic Valencia, 1976

Scope and Contents note

Materials relating to the publication of Medieval Colonialism, Post-Crusade Exploitation of Islamic Valencia. Princeton University Press.

Additional Note

Addition to collection made October 1977.
Folders 14, Folders 2-6

Typescript of book.

Box 14, Folder 7

Copies of specifications and style sheets; page proofs.

Boxes 15-16

Corrected page proofs of text and bibliography.

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin --Diner of Jaime I (1213-76) of realms of Aragon (= penny, 1/12 of a Catalan sou.) Effige of the king (no. 1).

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--James I of Aragon (1213-1276),Diner. (no. 2).

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--Hispano-Roman , (nicked at edge) (no. 3)

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--Hispano-Roman (no. 4).

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--Hispano-Roman (no. 5).

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--Pre-Roman Iberian (no. 6).

Box 16, Folder 3

Original Medieval Coin--Diner of Jaime I (1213-76) of the realms of Aragon catalog # 1.329, Jaime I, dinero- Valencia, C=F,L(16-2-80) S. Circulo (no. 7).