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Can you spot the difference? Facsimiles in the Burns Library

The Book of Kells is one of the best known medieval manuscripts in the world, due in part to its distinctive insular style and its status as an emblem of Irish national history and identity. Created around 800 AD, the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Historic Wooden Book Covers in Burns Library

In the course of my job at John J. Burns Library, I often find amazing archival materials by chance while working on conservation projects. The jeweled binding of a Bulgarian manuscript held at Burns Library is one such serendipitous find. … Continue reading

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900 Years of Beautiful Tradition: The Domesday Book Facsimile

One of the most important parts of historical research is looking at primary sources, which scholars use to interpret the past and draw conclusions. Primary source research has never been easy, especially for medieval studies. There are often few sources, … Continue reading

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