Levant Marie

Associate researcher at SIRICE (Sorbonne University) and IFPO (Institut français du Proche-Orient).

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Marie Levant holds a doctorate in history and is associated with the SIRICE (International Relations) and IFPO (Middle East Studies) laboratories. She teaches contemporary history and political science at the Institut Catholique de Paris. She is a specialist in Vatican diplomacy of the first 20th century, ecumenical and interfaith issues, and the religious dimension of modern humanitarianism. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich during her doctorate, and has since been a member of the Foundation for Religious Sciences in Bologna, a resident researcher at the French School of Rome, and coordinator of the “Epistemology of Politics” axis of the LabEx Writing a New History of Europe.

Main publications 

Pacelli in Berlin. Le Vatican et l’Allemagne, de Weimar à Hitler (1919-1934), Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2019.

A pope against Nazism? The encyclical “Mit brennender Sorge” (1937), Brest, Éditions Dialogues, 2016 (in co-direction with Fabrice Bouthillon)

Dictionnaire du Vatican et du Saint-Siège, Paris, Robert Laffont, 2013 (in coll. with Gilles Ferragu, under the direction of Christophe Dickès)

Missions du Levant et connaissance de l’Orient chrétien (XIXe-XXIe c.), Rome, Coll. de l’Ecole française de Rome, in the process of being published (in co-direction with Philippe Bourmaud, Séverine Gabry, Norig Neveu and Karène Sanchez).

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