‘People screamed, cried, and groaned. Above the tumult I could distinguish the voices of small children. All this time the soldiers were singing... Sometime after the first salvo, there was another round of fire and, once again, I was not hit. After this I heard fewer cries, save from time to time a small child calling its mother.’ - Félix Bourdon, survivor of a mass execution in Dinant
Rehearsals by Jeff Lipkes is the first book to provide a detailed narrative history of the German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 as it affected civilians.
Leuven University Press is committed to bringing its publications to the attention of a targeted, global audience of readers through an extensive network of representatives and distributors. Findability and availability are key words in this endeavour.
Besides distribution in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands, LUP titles are from now on also available in China via Inspirees International.
The Dutch Journal of Music Theory, now in its eighteenth year, is the last one in its current guise. After nine years of collaboration between the journal and Amsterdam University Press, the editorial board and the publisher have decided to part ways.
From 2014 (volume 19) the journal will be published by Leuven University Press and appear under the new name Music Theory and Analysis (MTA). Amsterdam University Press and Leuven University Press, as well as the editorial board, are committed to ensuring that this transition happens as smoothly as possible.
The University Library in Leuven is not only a beautiful building and a modern scientific library consulted by more than 100,000 readers a year, but also an important historical monument. Its foundations are rooted in that tragic episode in the 20th century, the First World War.
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