Talk:Élisée Reclus

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The anarchist prince[edit]

I am removing the "prince" part from Kropotkin. Kropotkin relinquished his title and refused to be acknowledged as nobility during his life. When he visited the USA, he refused many invitations by the bourgeoisie, as he recognized that they were interested in him due to his nobility. It devalues Kropotkin to refer to him by his noble title.

-- Jedi

Brilliant work[edit]

I actually have an incomplete English edition of his universal encyclopedia and it is truly great work, rivaling that of contemporary Britannica. Most lithographs of people from areas he visited are made from life before photographs could be incorporated into printing, and the detail on the places is amazing, often including local folklore.--mrg3105mrg3105 03:10, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

New University of Brussels?[edit]

Several sources suggest that in 1895 Reclus became a professor at the New University of Brussels, which he had helped to collect money for and found in that year. What exactly was the institution founded in 1895, and what's the relation between this New University and the University of Brussels mentioned in the page at present? Dsp13 (talk) 10:30, 3 November 2011 (UTC)