A change is forthcoming! The program
with which we created The Ranums’ Panat Times is no longer supported
by our web-server, so publishing a page has become problematic. In addition,
there are simply too many articles: finding one’s way through the dense
forest has become a challenge. We are therefore preparing a new site: The
Ranums’ Panat Times, Volume 2 (www.ranumspanat2.com),
which we hope will be up and running in the spring of 2015, complete with
some new articles. On the other hand, nothing new will be added to the
current site, which will continue to be available as an "archive" for
articles published prior to October 2014.
Factlets (formerly called "factoids")
Why do we call our site "Ranums' Panat Times"?
The answer is simple: in theory (if not always in practice) we have abundant
"time" to read and think during our summers in a tiny French hilltop village, Panat,
situated in an area of south-central France that has been
described as "the lost upland" ("lost" in the sense that few tourists find their
way into its valleys and plateaus).
Ranum's Panat Times
Patricia Ranum's Musicological Musings
you prefer to
Click here, to access a full list of Patricia's Musings on Marc-Antoine
(Pièces fugitives, that is, brief texts found in archives
It recently came to Patricia's
attention that, in some copies of the second printing of her Harmonic Orator,
pages 468 and 469 are missing! She apologizes on behalf of Pendragon Press.
Click here to access
images of the missing pages.
Our edition of
Charles Le Maistre's
Voyage en Allemagne, Hongrie et Italie, 1664-1665,
ISNB: 2 912268 08 7, having been removed from the book
market, we are offering scholars an online version of the book.
General information about obtaining Patricia's
Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier:
Patricia is pleased to announce
that, in the spring of 2010, Pendragon Press agreed to distribute
For more information.
Click this link to Pendragon Press.
On the other hand, Amazon.com decided that the book wasn't selling well enough
and removed it from their list and turned sales over to individual dealers.
Patricia's book is no longer available for a sharply
price ($35) at Amazon.com. (The moment sales became slow, Amazon returned
the copies. I am not sure whether there is any point in clicking the
left box — unless Amazon has a way of determining that requests are
being made and are going unfulfilled?)
Oddly, our edition of letters
exchanged between the Beans of New England and Wisconsin and the Vaughans of
Minnesota in the mid-nineteenth century is still available on Amazon.com; simply
click the box to the right. (For more about the book,