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Professor Michel Pastoureau

Michel Pastoureau is a historian and director of studies at the �cole Pratique des Hautes �tudes de la Sorbonne in Paris. A specialist in the history of colors, symbols, and heraldry, he is the author of many books, including Blue and Black (both Princeton) and The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes . His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.