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Saint Louis 800-Anniversary

Coffret dit de saint Louis. Limoges, 1234-1237. Cuivre champlevé, émaillé et doré, H. 0,14 ; L. 0,365 ; Pr. 0,19 m. Provient de l’abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Lys. Musée du Louvre. MS 253. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Daniel Arnaudet

Saint Louis – a Man with a Hair-Shirt

Louis IX (1214 – 1270) was an intriguing man. This year France celebrates his 800-year anniversary with a very important exhibition in Paris…

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Saint Louis – Catalogue

In connection with the grand exhibition in Paris celebrating the 800-anniversary of Saint Louis, a large and beautiful although unhandy catalogue has been published…

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The Sainte-Chapelle and the Construction of Sacral Monarchy


New book presents Sainte-Chapelle in Paris as much more than a revered architectural and artistic masterpiece. It was also the crucible of the ideas of sacral monarchy, which were forged in 13th century Paris…

 

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Saint Louis – A Biography by Le Goff

The research took more than ten years before Le Goff could finish his magnum opus, a biography of Saint Louis (1214 – 1270). Today it is a classic…

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Blessed Louis

The hagiographical myth of Saint Louis compared to the image, which he himself floated, has for a long time been at the centre of a scholarly dispute. In her generous work, Gaposchkin has shown that even the hagiographers did not agree…

 

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The Three Magi in Cologne 1164 – 2014

This year Cologne celebrates the 850th anniversary of the arrival of the three Magi with several exhibitions…

Illustration from Liber de arte distillandi simplicia et composita (1500) by Hieronymus Brunschwig

The Making and Knowing Project

The Arabic Manuscripts Collection In the British Library comprises almost 15000 works in 14000 volumes…

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Troubadours and the Crusades

The songs of the troubadours and trouvères include scores of original sources that bring to life medieval, up-to-the-minute responses to the crusades. Now original source material is being made available…

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Descendant of Jūrjīs ibn Bakhtīshū‘ in discussion with a medical student. British Library: Or. 2784, f. 101v

The Arabic Manuscripts Collection

The Arabic Manuscripts Collection In the British Library comprises almost 15000 works in 14000 volumes…

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The Voynich Manuscript Digitized

The Voynich Manuscript is perhaps the largest Medieval enigma of them all. New digitized edition might help scholars along…

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Fragment of Very Early Qur’an Identified

A sensational Fragment of Very Early Qur’an Identified in the University Library may be dated back to the 7th century…