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Toys and ephemera in a fifteenth-century multilingual illustrated dictionary from India

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Miftāḥ al-Fużalā or Key of the Learned of Muḥammad Dā’ūd Shādiyābādī (BL Or 3299), a multilingual illustrated Persian dictionary written in 1468 gives us glimpses into the ephemeral life of the sultanate of Malwa in Central India. This illustrated...

World Map World Cup: Group 3

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Welcome to Group three of the British Library's world map world cup competition, where you get to select our favourite historic world map for us. This group contains some astonishing artefacts from the last one thousand years, and I'm happy...

Dancing in the archives...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

This post by Robert Hylton is the first in a special Summer Scholars blog series highlighting the recent research Eccles Centre awards have supported across the Caribbean, Canadian and US collections. In the early 1980s this thing called hip hop...

Inheritance Books: Janet Ashton, West European Languages Cataloguing Team Manager

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

This post is part of our 'Inheritance Books' series, where colleagues choose an 'inherited' item that was already in the library when we started working here, and one that we have acquired or catalogued for our collections during our own...

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