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Early Book Lectures Series VIII: Pondering Poetry, Faith, and Games

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  1. The Golf Book: Playing and Praying in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Professor Milliman analyzes the Golf Book , a sixteenth-century book of hours which depicts games and pastimes. Milliman talks about the early history of some of these activities—hunting, jousting, and of course golf, to name a few—and examines why illust ...

    Anonymous - 2014-02-05 14:32

  2. The Thrice Great Hermes

    The First English Translation of Writings Attributed to an Egyptian God (1657) Professor Willard explores writings attributed to “the Egyptian Hermes” that were brought to Europe during the Italian Renaissance and were gradually translated into all the ma ...

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  3. The Manessische Liederhandschrift

    The Glory of Thirteenth-Century Book Illustrations in Southern Germany The year 1200 saw the apogee of medieval German courtly poetry, representing an astounding level of poetic maturity, sophistication, and rhetorical skills. But soon thereafter conditio ...

    Anonymous - 2014-02-05 14:32