1. Century: XIII	
Ms: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, BNF Fr 1838
(via Contemplating Judgment)

    Century: XIII
    Ms: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, BNF Fr 1838
    (via Contemplating Judgment)

     
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    S. Thomas de Aquino, Expositio in Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos .
Source: gallica.bnf.fr

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 674, fol. 1r.

    S. Thomas de Aquino, Expositio in Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos .
    Source: gallica.bnf.fr

    Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 674, fol. 1r.

     
  3. 02:20 1st Aug 2014

    Notes: 518

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    A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build. Its temperament is desperate. It is a tormented response to the past, to all that has happened, the recalled and unrecalled injustices—for the memory of a revolution reaches much further back than the memory of its protagonists.
    — Hisham Matar on Libya: http://nyr.kr/1n7I6mX (via newyorker)
     
  4. 13:03 28th Jul 2014

    Notes: 281

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    More incredible match ups by photographer Peter Macdiarmid where comparisons have been made from World War 1 with modern day 2014.
    Throughout 2014 the First World War’s Centenary will be remembered.

    Top:
    *** WWI ARCHIVE *** BOURNEMOUTH - 1917: Indian soldiers who were wounded fighting at Flanders recuperating at Bournemouth in England, Bournemouth, England, circa 1917. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
    ***MODERN DAY*** LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15: Visitors walk on West Beach on July 15, 2014 in Bournemouth, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


    Middle:
    *** WWI ARCHIVE *** LONDON - 1917: A ‘male’ MKIV tank at the Lord Mayor’s show in November 1917 in London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    ***MODERN DAY*** LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 17: Early morning light at the Bank of England on July 17, 2014 in The City of London, England. Throughout 2014 the First World War’s Centenary will be remembered. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

    Bottom:
    *** WWI ARCHIVE *** BRIGHTON - circa 1915: Injured Indian soldiers of the British Army at the Brighton Pavilion, converted into a military hospital around 1915 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    ***MODERN DAY*** LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14: In the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion on July 14, 2014 in Brighton, England. Throughout 2014 the First World War’s Centenary will be remembered. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

     
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    domaki turned 5 today!
and I had shamefully forgotten all about it!

    domaki turned 5 today!

    and I had shamefully forgotten all about it!

     
  6. 01:35 24th Apr 2014

    Notes: 147

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Keeping track of the art mentioned in Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is almost as difficult as keeping track of Boris. Fortunately, Laura Petelle made a Pinterest board of all the art in the novel, complete with excerpts. Start reading from the bottom up, and beware of spoilers.

    millionsmillions:

    Keeping track of the art mentioned in Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is almost as difficult as keeping track of Boris. Fortunately, Laura Petelle made a Pinterest board of all the art in the novel, complete with excerpts. Start reading from the bottom up, and beware of spoilers.

     
  7. 06:16 20th Apr 2014

    Notes: 902

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    Tags: writingeggArabicpoetry

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Medieval egg book
As graffiti artists show every day, you can write on almost anything. In medieval times, however, most writing was done on stones, parchment (animal skin) or paper. The object in this image is special because it breaks with that rule (no pun intended): it shows Arabic funeral poetry written on an ostrich egg in the 15th century. It was found in a muslim graveyard in the Red Sea port of Quseir, Egypt. The text describes the journey from death to life and was written down to commemorate a young man that had died. Ostrich eggs were believed to give power to the dead and bring them back to life, which is why this book was ‘buried’ in the grave. What a great and unusual artifact of medieval written culture! It’s in pieces, but the shells survived in spite of being buried in the ground for over 500 years.
Pic: Dionisius Agius/University of Leeds. Read more about this remarkable object here and here. See this Tumblr post for a 15th-century globe made from an ostrich egg.

I don’t usually reblog my own posts, but this older one is just too appropriate for today: Happy Easter to all!

    erikkwakkel:

    erikkwakkel:

    Medieval egg book

    As graffiti artists show every day, you can write on almost anything. In medieval times, however, most writing was done on stones, parchment (animal skin) or paper. The object in this image is special because it breaks with that rule (no pun intended): it shows Arabic funeral poetry written on an ostrich egg in the 15th century. It was found in a muslim graveyard in the Red Sea port of Quseir, Egypt. The text describes the journey from death to life and was written down to commemorate a young man that had died. Ostrich eggs were believed to give power to the dead and bring them back to life, which is why this book was ‘buried’ in the grave. What a great and unusual artifact of medieval written culture! It’s in pieces, but the shells survived in spite of being buried in the ground for over 500 years.

    Pic: Dionisius Agius/University of Leeds. Read more about this remarkable object here and here. See this Tumblr post for a 15th-century globe made from an ostrich egg.

    I don’t usually reblog my own posts, but this older one is just too appropriate for today: Happy Easter to all!

     
  8. 02:09 17th Apr 2014

    Notes: 230

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Photo: Jim Tuttle/NPR 
A masterpiece in pieces. Can you guess what it is? 
(No real paintings were harmed in this process.)

    npr:

    Photo: Jim Tuttle/NPR 

    A masterpiece in pieces. Can you guess what it is? 

    (No real paintings were harmed in this process.)

     
  9. 14:45 11th Apr 2014

    Notes: 120

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CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

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    CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.
    AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

     
  10. The proper role of public intellectuals is to question accepted dogmas, conceive of new methods of analysis, and expand the terms of public debate. “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” does all these things. As with any such grand prognostication, some of it may not withstand the test of time. But Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.
    — Forces of Divergence - Is surging inequality endemic to capitalism?
    by John Cassidy
    John Cassidy: Is Surging Inequality Endemic to Capitalism? : The New Yorker
    via Memex 1.1 (http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2014/03/29/19804)