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Alsatia

1. the ancient name for Alsace
2. an area around Whitefriars, London, in the 17th century, which was a sanctuary for criminals and debtors

Alsatia

(white friars) London monastery; former refuge for lawless characters. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Modem, 15]
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According to Bertelsmann, the Alsatia chain of bookstores currently employs 440 staff across 22 stores and recorded 2004 sales of EUR62m.
Bernard of Clairvaux's Image of Womanhood," Cistercian Studies 24 (1989): 215-22; Edith Russel, "Saint Bernard et les dames de son temps," in Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, Editiones Alsatia Paris 6 (Paris: Commission d'histoire de l'ordre de Citeaux, 1953), 411-25.
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As early as 1884, "The Ward" was described as "the Alsatia and St Giles of Toronto.
Ehrhard's biographer, Alois Dempf, considers the resulting tension between Schell and Ehrhard a partial reason for Ehrhard's move to Vienna in 1898 (Albert Ehrhard-Der Mann und sein Werk in der Geistesgeschichte um die Jahrhundertwende (Kolmar: Alsatia, 1947) 41.
Pamela Brown, whose late husband John was a Cunard apprentice on the cargo liner Alsatia when James Bond star Ursula Andress was a passenger and "nobody at home believed him", is the contact at 35 Winston Drive, Noctorum, Birkenhead, CH43 9RU, email p.