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Şəhidlər: Azerbaijan's Black January

Friday, January 20, 2017

Collective memory and memorialization are, in many ways, the bread and butter of those who build and legitimize states. In the era of the nation-State, significant shared experiences and the invention of tradition – to paraphrase Eric Hobsbawm[1] – based...

The Psychomachia: An Anglo-Saxon Comic Book

Friday, January 20, 2017

What do Captain America, Wonder Woman and a 10th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript have in common? The answer may be more surprising than you think. The Psychomachia, or ‘War of the Soul’, was composed by the Late Antique poet Prudentius in the...

Magna Carta at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The British Library is delighted to be a participant in this year's ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Throughout the Festival, from 19 to 23 January, a facsimile of one of the four original Magna Carta documents from 1215, now held at...

The art of ruining a friendship: Zola, Cézanne and L’Œuvre

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Once again Christmas is over, and many of us will have been fortunate enough to receive a book among our presents. Some may be a delight, others a disappointment, as in the case of the gift which Stephen Leacock’s young...

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