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DANZA MACABRA

  Halloween is finally here! To celebrate this occasion, Folia Magazine offers you a collection of illuminations from a bizarre French manuscript titled “Danse Macabre” and containing the text from La danse macabre – a mural painted in the Cimetière des Innocents […]

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SPECCHIO, SPECCHIO

Illumination from the “Breviary of Isabella of Castile”, ms. Add MS 18851, f. 270r, ca. 1497, British Library, London.     Miniatura tratta dal “Breviario di Isabella di Castiglia”, ms. Add MS 18851, c. 270r, 1497 circa, British Library, Londra.

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AUTUNNO

As of today (7.50 AM UT), with the Sun entering the constellation of Libra, the Northern Hemisphere has finally welcomed Autumn and said its goodbyes to summertime! For European people in the Middle Ages, the changing of the seasons mostly […]

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CAPRICORNO E UNICORNO

“Capricorn and Unicorn”, illumination from the manuscript “La Fleur des histoires de Jean Mansel”, ms. Ms-5087 réserve, f. 237v, 1454, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Paris. “Capricorno e Unicorno”, miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “La Fleur des histoires de Jean Mansel”, ms. Ms-5087 réserve, c. 237v, 1454, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, […]

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UFOs: Unveiling Fortuna’s Orb

Do you believe in UFOs? If you are a history fan, there is a high chance you have watched the History Channel at least once: well, if you have, you probably know that its programming often includes aliens and documentaries about […]

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WORLD BEE DAY

Today, May 20, marks World Bee Day 2019: Folia Magazine joins in the event with this curious illumination from a 16th-century French manuscript. Despite the great importance of this little insect over the course of history, WBD is merely at its […]

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VENERDÌ SANTO: LA PIETÀ

We continue the Easter Triduum by moving on to Good Friday. According to the Gospels, after being arrested the night before, Friday was easily the most tragic day for Jesus: he is taken to Pilate, the Roman governor by which he […]

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TAMERLANO IL GRANDE

Here in the West, we are often used to see the Middle Ages almost exclusively from a Euro-centric point of view, overlooking the great historical importance of the East, its dynasties, and its conquerors. This obviously goes for art and illumination […]

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