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A study describing the origin and artistic use of the name EUROPE in its mythical, geographic and political sense by Drs. Peter H. Gommers. The writer is a longtime student concerning the impact of the name of Europe in literature and arts from its origin to the present; a period extending over almost three millennia. 

Publisher: Leuven University Press, 2001,  Minderbroedersstraat 4, box 5602

B 3000 Leuven/Louvain Belgium. Over 100 colour illustrations; 22,5 × 28,5 cm;

bound with jacket; 224 p., ISBN 90 5867 1496   Price:  € 30,00 + postage.   

His  consequent articles on the subject are:

- Le Mythe D'Europe dans la Litérature Anglo-Saxonne aux XIXè et XXè Siècles, Actes du colloque tenu à Caen (30/9-2/10 1999), D'Europe à L'Europe II, Centre de Recherches A.Piganiol, 2000, Tours, France.

- Europe, The Name of a Civilization, Collegium No 28, Special issue, june 2003, College of Europe, Brugge, Belgium.

- The Development of the Europa Myth, Journal of Hellenic Religion, vol.I p. 24-56, Cambridge, UK, 2006.

 - La Mythique Europe n'est ni Phénicienne ni Princesse, Colloque Europe IV, à Paris, 8 juin 2006. Ass. Intern. D'Europe à L'Europe; Europe entre Orient - Occident. Ed. L'Age d'Homme, Lausanne

- De Beeltenis van Europa,  "De Beeldenaar", sept/oct 2009, Dutch journal of Numismatics, Utrecht  

- Love and Intrigue between Europe and Zeus, Colloque Europe V, à Bruxelles, 21/22 Octobre 2010. Ass.Intern. D'Europe à L'Europe; Europe - Etats des Connaissances. Métamorphoses d'Europe, Bruxelles 2011
- Hoe Europa zijn Naam kreeg, Château Bleu Lezing , Den Haag, februari 2018
- Horatius en Galatea -  EERHERSTEL Ode III.27 am Galateam (met zijn Europa mythe), Château Bleu Lezing, Den Haag, Augustus 2020


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