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12
Feb

Medieval Manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic

Another group of digitised documents from the NL CR comprises 19 medieval codices. The oldest of them is manuscript IV.D.7, which was mostly written around the middle of the 11th century in the scriptorium of the Břevnov monastery, the earliest documented scriptorium in the Czech lands; it contains homilies on the Gospels by Pope Gregory I. The other codices also come from the Czech lands. They were written in the 13th–15th centuries. They include theological works (i.a. by the Church Fathers Augustine, Jerome, Gregory and Isidore of Seville), Biblical exegeses (e.g. by Haimo of Auxerre, Honorius of Autun, Nicholas of Lyra, Nicholas of Gorran), preaching and to a lesser extent ecclesiastical-legal texts, rhetorical, astronomical and philosophical texts. Liturgical manuscripts are represented by a breviary from the second half of the 13th century (IV.D.9), which was, based on some rubrics, most likely used at the church of St Vitus at Prague Castle. Illuminated manuscripts include IV.D.10 (a figural initial depicting the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, with two figures on the sides) and IV.E.19 (ornamental initials).

12
Dec

Manuscripts from the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec

The North Bohemian Museum in Liberec digitised four modern manuscripts and a set of 27 official documents in 2018. The oldest manuscript is a workbook of poetics and grammar from the middle of the 17th century (Inv. No. ST 1753). Documents of official agenda comprise i.a. a book of the guild of drapers from Herrieden from 1729–1787 (Inv. No. ST 703) and the certificate of completed studies issued for Johann Georg Mayer (Inv. No. ST 241). The museum has further provided access to a set of guild statutes, baptismal certificates, vocational certificates, receipts and other documents (Inv. No. ST 143) from North Bohemia in 1527–1802.

3
Dec

Documentary Heritage on the Silk Road from the 16th to the 20th Century

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the exhibition Documentary Heritage on the Silk Road from the 16th to the 20th Century is being opened at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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