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url 2013-12-04 10:57
The Guardian: Vatican and Bodleian libraries launch online archive of ancient religious texts


From the article:


"Some of the rarest and most fragile religious texts in the Vatican and Bodleian libraries, including ancient bibles and some of the oldest Hebrew manuscript and printed books, are being placed online in a joint project by the two great libraries, which will eventually create an online archive of 1.5m pages.


The website launched on Tuesday with funding from the Polonsky Foundation includes the first results of the four-year project, including the Bodleian's 1455 Gutenberg Bible, one of only 50 surviving copies of the first major book printed in the west with metal type.


The site will also host a growing collection of scholarly essays, and interviews with the Oxford and Vatican librarians, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who said the digitisation was of huge international significance."

Source: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/vatican-bodleian-libraries-online-archive-religious-texts
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text 2013-04-22 19:46
The Jane Austen Pocket Bible by Holly Ivin
The Jane Austen Pocket Bible - Holly Ivins,Ivins

I’ve wanted to check this out for a while but I couldn’t resist when I found it’s only £1 on Kindle! (Zero willpower where books are concerned)

As it turns out, it was money well spent.  I’ve loved Jane for many years now and was worried it would merely be reiterating what I’d read elsewhere, but it is full of insights into Jane’s world. From actual stately homes which are reported to have influenced her writing, to the historical context of the period via character breakdowns and their incomes! Recommended reading for any Austen fans out there; seasoned or newcomers! 

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review 2013-02-17 00:00
Bibles: An Illustrated History from Papyrus to Print
Bibles: An Illustrated History from Papyrus to Print - Christopher De Hamel A nice collection of photos of illuminated and other antique Bibles drawing from the collections of the Bodleian. From early papyrus documents to Bibles written in Native American translations, we get a good sampling over time of how the Bible has been written, put into books, scrolls, so on, and translated over time. Many of these were not just sacred books; they were works of art. Book includes good introductions to each section. Pretty good photography.
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review 2012-01-23 20:48
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life - Tony Dungy,Nathan Whitaker Good Read
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review 2011-09-20 16:00
Holy Bible, King James Version (Meridian)
The Holy Bible (King James Version) - Anonymous gOOdnight fAcEbOOK..(:
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