December 24, 2007
October 8, 2007
While looking for that woodcut, I was pootling around the NLS website and came across their rather jolly ‘interactive timeline‘, which comes up with little pictures of important books and selections from historical accounts of important events. (You need to make sure your browser allows pop-ups on the NLS site.)
July 5, 2007
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I was recently given this wonderful item, which would make an excellent present for the obsessive medievalist/manuscripts bod/ pan-Celticist in your life. (I don’t fall into the last of those categories, btw!). The editors (if that’s what you call the people in charge of an electronic edition) interestingly have plumped for Iona as the site of the Book of Kells’ making – is this the currently fashionable scholarly opinion? For Aelianus’s sake it should be noted that others would suggest Jarrow-Wearmouth as a viable candidate…
Electronic whatnots being all the rage, the EVEN MORE obsessive medievalist in your life will appreciate EVEN MORE this new digital facsimile of the Chronicle of Melrose, which is the preamble to a new edition (and translation?) due out in 2010. More details here. Super-duper exciting, because whereas the Book of Kells allows you a strictly limited range of views of the folios, with the Melrose CD you can download the images and then play about with them in iPhoto, along the lines of what these very clever people do.