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Codex Purpureus Rossanensis 1

Il Codex Purpureus Rossanensis

I manoscritti miniati sono tesori provenienti dal nostro passato, ammantati di bellezza e mistero. Un fascino particolare è esercitato dai codici purpurei orientali, preziosissimi ed estremamente rari come la Genesi di Vienna ed il Codex Sinopensis a Parigi,  ma il […]

Venere

VENERE

We resume our weekly Women’s Wednesday column with one of the most famous women of all time: Venus. You are probably well acquainted with the mythological figure of Venus (or Aphrodite for the Greek): the goddess of beauty and love […]

Vendemmia

SETTEMBRE, ANDIAMO: VITE E VINO NEL MEDIOEVO

Back to work! We have finally reached September, which means our team is ready to dive into the beauty of illuminated manuscripts once again. We welcome the new month with this depiction of one of the traditional September activities: grape […]

Banchetto di caccia

BANCHETTO ESTIVO

Illumination from the manuscript “Livre de la chasse – Déduits de la chasse”, ms. Français 616, c. 67r, 14th or 15th century, Département des manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.   Folia Magazine is off to a summer vacation! Our team will be taking […]

I sette dormienti

LA LEGGENDA DEI SETTE DORMIENTI

“Scheint am Siebenschläfer Sonne, gibt es sieben Wochen Wonne.” German-speaking countries celebrated yesterday Siebenschläfertag, the “Day of the Seven Sleepers”: according to lore, the weather on this day is said to predict the weather on the following seven weeks. But who exactly are the Seven […]

Bacche

BACCHE IN QUANTITÀ

Illumination from the manuscript “Recüeil des principaux seigneurs qui passèrent la mer avec Guillaume Conquéreur d’Angleterre, et de plusieurs autres qui, après le décès dudict Guillaume, se retirèrent en Angleterre, et quelz honneurs et estatz ilz ont eu en la […]

Musica di inizio estate

MUSICA DI INIZIO ESTATE

Summer is finally here! Along with the coming of the summer season, the world celebrates today the Fête de la Musique (or, in English, “World Music Day” or “Make Music Day”). The Fête, as the name suggests, was born in France. The idea […]

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WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY: LA NUOVA RUBRICA DI FOLIA!

Folia Magazine presents a new, all-female weekly column: Women’s Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will be bringing your attention to an illumination taken from one of the many copies of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris: 106 women, both historical and mythical, […]

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