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King James Bible, Saving The Word – Great Books of History

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The King James Authorized Version of The Holy Bible published in 1611 still attracts superlatives as the most beautiful book written in the English language

Jane Austen and Her First Impressions – Woman of Influence

Jane Austen and Her First Impressions – Woman of Influence

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If she were alive would Jane Austen be amused by amounts of money given for notable editions of her First Impressions – is pride or prejudice dictating price?

Magical Books – Middle Ages to Middle-earth, Narnia & More

Magical Books – Middle Ages to Middle-earth, Narnia & More

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The Summer Show at the Bodleian Libraries is a fantastical, fabulous display of Magical Books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-earth + relative paraphernalia

Cherishing Wisdom – Treasures of the Bodleian and Humankind

Cherishing Wisdom – Treasures of the Bodleian and Humankind

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The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford are safeguarding and showcasing outstanding texts and ephemera so we can all enjoy the benefits of 21st century enlightenment

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The Romance of the Middle Ages @the Bodleian Library

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The Romance of the Middle Ages an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford in 2012 showcased manuscripts early printed books and romanz, romantic literature

Lord of the Flies – ‘Boys Own’ Manuscript On Show at Oxford

Lord of the Flies – ‘Boys Own’ Manuscript On Show at Oxford

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The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford are putting on show for the first time the original manuscript of the ‘boys own’ essential reading material Lord of the Flies. It is a human behaviour story par excellence about order and chaos, capture and torture, morality and immorality, being civilised and the dreadful consequences of completely uncivilised behaviour.

Kafka’s Letters of Consequence & Culture at Oxford in Autumn

Kafka’s Letters of Consequence & Culture at Oxford in Autumn

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The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford in England have announced the newly acquired letters of renowned Czech author Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924) to his favourite sister Ottla, who died in the death camp at Auschwitz during World War II, are on public display for the first time.

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

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It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.