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Worn Around the Edges: More on the Phillipps Lectionary

27 November 2014

The Phillipps Lectionary must once have been – and to some extent still is – a very beautiful manuscript. As Tuesday’s post detailed, it is full of richly decorated headpieces, glimmering gold headings, and ornate zoomorphic initials. The manuscript’s condition...

Oral history for Disability History Month

26 November 2014

UK Disability History Month is an annual event which takes places between 22 November and 22 December. The 'Disability Voices' collection on British Library Sounds includes interviews from a number of partnership oral history collections archived at the British Library....

Are you afraid of the fairies? You should be.

26 November 2014

A visit to the Gothic exhibition and reading reviews of Marina Warner’s latest book, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale have spirited me away to the popular literature which Dillon’s University Bookshop in Torrington Place used...

Burmese scenes from the Life of the Buddha

26 November 2014

Three richly illustrated Burmese manuscripts in the British Library on ‘The life of the Buddha’ have recently been digitised. In line with the conventions of Burmese illustrated parabaik or folding books, chronologically consecutive events are often presented side-by-side within the...

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