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SORA MORTE

October 4 is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints of all time and – among many more – patron saint of animals, the environment, Italy, the city of San Francisco, California, and […]

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

September 30: on the feast day of Saint Jerome, the patron saint of translation (and Bible translator himself), the world celebrates International Translation Day! For most of us, translators are somewhat of an “invisible presence” – granting us the opportunity […]

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Il SAN MARCO DI ROSSANO

Starting today, Folia Magazine will be taking you on a journey of discovery through the pages of the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, shown here for the first time in high definition. The Codex includes 13 illuminations regarding the life of Christ, one of […]

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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 […]

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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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LIBERTÀ DI STAMPA

For the last 25 years, UNESCO has been celebrating May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The aim of the Day, declared by the UN General Assembly in 1993, is that of celebrating and highlighting the principles of press freedom around the […]

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SAN GIORGIO

The Church celebrates today the feast day of Saint George. Being one of the most popular and venerated Saints in Christianity, George is also very frequently depicted in many medieval manuscripts: although many are the legends surrounding the Saint, the […]

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ULTIMA CENA

“Last Supper”, historiated initial “C”, cutting from a Florentine Gradual, ms. M.653, no. 4 (II.25), between 1392 and 1399, Pierpont Morgan Library, Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, New York.   The illumination we present on the occasion of Maundy Thursday […]

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