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Source: Melita Historica : Journal of the Malta Historical Society. 2(1956)1(59-60)

[p.59] Other Bibliographical Notices

The following is a list of studies or articles of local interest which appeared in foreign learned reviews or in local papers and periodicals. The list, which is by no means complete, records a considerable amount of material that would otherwise lie forgotten in unindexed newspaper files or in reviews that are often too specialised and therefore inaccessible to the average student in Malta.

AQUILINA, J. Maltese Lexicography. Offprint from “Orbis — Bulletin International de Documentation Linguistique,” Tome II, No. 2, 1953, pp. 474-483.

AQUILINA, J. A Brief Survey of Maltese Semantics. Offprint from “ORBIS” Tome III, No. 1, 1954, pp. 68-88.

AQUILINA, J. Some historic phonetic changes in Maltese. Offprint from “ORBIS,” Tome IV, No. 2, 1955, pp. 514-521.

B.J.F. Sliema at the turn of the Century: Memories of Bygone Days. In “Sunday Times of Malta” (6.5.56; 13.5.56).

BARRINGTON, Bro. Leo. Memorial to La Valette. In “Times of Malta.” (19.4.55).

BORG, Rev. Vincent. On Fixing the Foundation-Day date of the Royal University of Malta.  Extract from “Seminarium Melitense,” No. 10, 1955.

BRUNO, G.A. Maltese Composer' s Work: Nicole Isouard alias Nicolo. In “T.O.M.” (10.1.56;     12.1.56).

BUONTEMPO, Can. A. Relations between Church and State — History of Anglo-Maltese Legislation. In “T.O.M.” (16.9.55).

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Social Aspects of Maltese Nicknames. Offprint from “Scientia,”  Vol. XXII, No. 2, 1956, pp. 66-94.

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Canti sulla Passione nelle Isole Maltesi. Estratto da “Lares,” Anno XX, Pasc. III-IV, 1954. pp. 138-158.

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. L-Imnarja. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (26.6.55).

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Maltese Carnival on the Decline. In “Carnival Committee Programme,” 1956.

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Lenten Customs and Traditions in Malta. In “Sunday T.O.M   (3.4.55).

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. New Year Customs and Beliefs. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (18.12.55).

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Malta after Dark: 18th Century Street Lighting in Valletta. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (18.3.56).

CASSAR-PULLICINO, J. Commemorations of the Great Siege in 1665 and 1765. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (?.9.56).

CATANIA, Nutar F. L-Imnarja. In “Rabat,” April-Ġunju, 1955.

CAVALIERO, Roderic. When a Madman was Grand Master. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (22.1.56; 29.1.56; 5.2.56).

CUTAJAR, Luret. Ġawhra tal-Antik Minsija: Il-Knisja Normanna ta' Ħ' al Millieri. In “Il- Berqa” (29.5.56; 30.5.56; 31.5.56).

GALEA, B. Il-Konfraternita tal-Kunċizzjoni fil-Proto-Parrokkjali tar-Rabat. In “Rabat,” Ottubru-Diċembru, 1955.

GLYN JONES, tr. Hans Christian Andersen in Malta, translated from Chapter XXV (Malta) of Andersen’s “A Poet’s Bazaar” and introduced by John D. Evans. In “Sunday T.O.M.,” (22.5.55; 29.5.55; 5.6.55).

LANFRANCO, Guido. The Legend of the Maltese Viper. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (20.5.56;   27.5.56).

LEOPARDI, E.R. Past Pilgrimages to Mellie' ħ' ia. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (4.9.55).

LEOPARDI, E.R. Mattia Preti — The Knight Painter from Calabria. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (6.5.56).

LEOPARDI, E.R. St. Joseph and the Oldest Confraternity in Malta. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (18.3.56).


LEOPARDI, E.R. Calendars in Malta from Mediaeval tp Modern Times. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (18.12.55).

LEOPARDI, E.R. A Rare Book and its Provenance: Source of History of the Knight' s Rule in Rhodes. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (22.7.56).

SAYDON, P.P. Some unusual ways of expressing the superlative in Hebrew and Maltese. In “Vetus Testamentum.” Vol. IV, October 1954, No. 4.

SPRETI, Camillo. Advice for a Young Knight. Extracts from the' Treatise for the use of a Young Knight of Jerusalem,”translated by Averil Mackenzie Grieve. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (1.4.56; 8.4.56).

SULTANA, Donald. An Anglican Clergyman in Malta: Newman' s Letters and Poems analysed. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (20.11.55; 27.11.55; 4.12.55).

SULTANA, Donald. Richard Hurrell Froude in Malta. In "Sunday T.O,M." (5.5.56

SULTANA, Donald. A Friend of Newman' s in Malta: Prelimnary Account of Dean Church. In “Sunday T.O.M.” (11.12.55; 18.12.55


Copies of the following theses submitted by local teachers in part fulfilment of the subject “Experimental Education and Research” for the degree of B. Educ. in 1953 are available for consultation in the Royal University of Malta Library:—

AGIUS DELICATA, Joseph. A Brief Account of the Historical development of the Lyceum in Malta from its institution to the present day.

BONELLO CONTI, Louis. St. John Baptist de la Salle' s contribution to Education' with special reference to the work of the Brothers of De La Salle in Malta.

BUSUTTIL, Felix. Mikiel Anton Vassallis Contribution towards Educational Advancement in the Maltese Islands.

CAMILLERI, John Breman. The First Decade of the Twentieth Century in the Education of Malta.

CASSAR, J.B. A Brief Account of the Work of Mons. Paolo Pullicino, Director of Primary Instruction in Malta (1849-1880) and First Lecturer in Pedagogy at the University.

CASSAR, Lawrence. A Survey of the History of Child Welfare with a brief study of the problem of Child Welfare in the Maltese Islands.

GATT, Joseph A. Technical Education in Malta.

GIORDMAINA, Anthony. A Short Enquiry into the History of Education in Malta up to the first Education Act on Primary Schools in Malta of 1946 and the Primary Schools Report of 1948.

MANGION, Josephine. The Period 1835 to 1850 in the History of Education of the Maltese Islands.

MANGION, Mary C. The Early Primary Schools of Malta.

VELLA, Joseph P. The Contribution of the Jesuit Fathers to Education in the Maltese Islands.

SANT, Joseph. The History of the Training of Teachers for the Government Schools Malta.

SALIBA, Evarist. A Brief Descriptive Account of the emergence and growth of the Status of Teacher in Government-owned or Government-controlled Schools from the inception of British Rule to the present day.

ZAMMIT MANION, J. Landmarks in the Development of Education in Malta.

The above works cover several important aspects of educational history in Malta. Our thanks are due to these Teachers who have sacrificed much time and energy to fill in some of the blanks in the History of Malta.