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[18.04.2015]

<i>La Divina Commedia</i> by Dante Alighieri - Reading Marathon At The BSB

La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri - Reading Marathon At The BSB

<i>La Divina Commedia</i> by Dante Alighieri - Reading Marathon At The BSB

After the great success of the reading of the entire Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy in 2014, the second part of the Dante Marathon with the reading of the Purgatory (Purgatorio) will take place sunday, april 26 at the BSB. The reading will take place in Italian with German surtitles. Block 1: 9.30 - 11 am / block 2: 11.30 am - 1 pm / block 3: 1.30 - 3 pm / block 4: 3.30 - 5 pm / block 5: 5.30 - 7 pm. Location: Bavarian State Library, Ludwigstr 16, 80539 Munich, Reading Room Music, Maps and Images (1st floor). Admission is free of charge. Registration required: stampa.iicmonaco@esteri.it or tel: +49-89-74632132. Organizer: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Institut für Italienische Philologie der LMU, Forum Italia e.V. und Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett.

[16.04.2015]

Pontifical Of Płock Returns To Poland

Pontifical Of Płock Returns To Poland

Pontifical Of Płock Returns To Poland

Bavaria's Minister of Science Dr. Ludwig Spaenle is to return the oldest Polish Pontifical, the so-called Pontifical of Płock to the Catholic Church of Poland this week. At the Polish Foreign Ministry, Mr. Spaenle will hand over this valuable historical manuscript to the Bishop of Płock, Piotr Libera. Basis of the return is the Washington Agreement. The manuscript is available online. Detailed Informationen are available in BSB's latest press release (in German language)

[13.04.2015]

neuLuthers Bible

An elaborately colored print of Martin Luther's Bible (Wittenberg 1560/61)

neuTibetan Book Cover

Release of a new collection: Tibetan Book cover from our collection of Asian manuscripts

neuAstrological Manuscript

An astrological manuscript for King Wenceslas IV of Bohemia, 14th century

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