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This poem about living and loving in medieval courts was both very popular and controversial in the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, ‘Le Roman de la Rose’ (Paris, 2nd quarter of ...
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Europeana Content, Europeana Manuscripts, Medieval manuscripts, Rise of Literacy 20.09.2018 10:15:07
Many noteworthy authors were put on the Index librorum prohibitorum because their works were seen to cause religious, political and moral controversies. Famous names on the Roman Index include: – Greek and the Roman authors like Ovid and Petronius – ...
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Europeana Content, censorship, Rise of Literacy 13.09.2018 11:00:15
On September 8, International Literacy Day, established by UNESCO, is celebrated around the world. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and skills development’. Literacy is strongly connected to improving people’s life and the growth of societies but they are still persisting ...
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Europeana Content, Europeana Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Rise of Literacy 08.09.2018 12:53:35
If your social media feed is anything like mine, this week it’s been full of photographs of children dressed in school uniforms and big grins, ready for their first days at new schools. Their uniforms have been bought with growing ...
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Beth Content, back to school, children, school, uniform 07.09.2018 09:00:43
What led to the most famous medieval correspondence? A thwarted love affair! The passionate relationship between Abelard and Heloise in 12th-century France was well-known even in the Middle Ages and has remained popular ever since. Left: Portrait of Peter Abelard, ...
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Europeana Content, Europeana Manuscripts, correspondence, love, Rise of Literacy 06.09.2018 14:28:38
The invention of printing in the middle of the 15th century gave rise to the cross-cultural flow of texts throughout Europe. But complex webs of connections also developed later. The 18th-century Italian printer and publisher Remondini and its pedlars is ...
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Europeana Content, maps, printmaker, Rise of Literacy 30.08.2018 12:30:59
If you want to know what was it like to live in the Florence of 1400, to discover how the monks of Novacella Monastery begun to produce wine or to trace the development of a public institution, you’ve got to ...
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Europeana Content, Europeana Manuscripts, Rise of Literacy 23.08.2018 11:00:01
Community is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’. But what happens when you don’t have anything in common with those you live with? Does ...
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Emily D'Alterio Content, Europeana Migration, EuropeanaMigration, London, World War II 21.08.2018 14:12:48