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Spotlight on Adam Matthew digital primary sources TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday 30th January we’ll be holding a Discovery Day event in the Main Library where representatives from 3 publishers of digitised primary source collections and our very own Centre …Continue reading →

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1066 and all that (by ‘that’ I mean Box of Broadcasts) TAGS: | | | | | | I’m sure all history lovers know today is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Probably one of the most famous battles in England’s history, this led to the …Continue reading →

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*New* Medieval Family Life TAGS: | | | | | | The Library has recently purchased access to Medieval Family Life, a collection of letters and manuscripts from c1400-1490. Only five major letter collections exist from fifteenth century England and they …Continue reading →

Old Books, New Discoveries: The Tale of a Feather TAGS: | | | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is home to over 300 …Continue reading →

Unwrapping the Martin Hall Collection TAGS: | | | | | | This January we began cataloguing work on the MR Collection from New College Library’s Special Collections. This sequence contains much early and rare material, and carries the shelfmark MR because at …Continue reading →

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Looking at the Acta Sanctorum – Life of St Cuthbert TAGS: | | | | | | | | | We welcomed University of Edinburgh MSc Medieval History students today for a tour of New College Library and the chance to see one of the texts they were studying, the …Continue reading →

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Online resources for Byzantine research on trial now TAGS: | | | | | Two research resources for Byzantine history and culture are now on trial until 8 July for University of Edinburgh users. The Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Online/Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine …Continue reading →

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Early printed works of St Anselm on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | New on display in the Funk Reading Room is the Works of St Anselm,  Opuscula beati Anselmi archiepiscopi Ca[n]tuarie[n]sis ordinis Sancti Benedicti, printed in 1497. April 21 is the Feast …Continue reading →

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The medieval monk who gave his name to Ockham’s Razor TAGS: | | | | | | | New College Library holds this copy of William of Ockham’s  De Sacramento Altaris,  a treatise on the Eucharist, in the Incunabula collection. William of Ockham was born at Ockham, near …Continue reading →

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Historic Papal politics : Platina’s Lives of the Popes TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Bartolomeo Platina, (1421-1481) was a writer and member of the College of Abbreviators in Rome, a body of writers in the papal chancery who prepared the Pope’s bulls, briefs and …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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