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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 […]

San Giorgio

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 […]

Ultima Cena

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 […]

Christine de Pizan

CHRISTINE DE PIZAN E LA CITTÀ DELLE DAME

In occasione della Festa della Donna, Folia Magazine propone un breve approfondimento su una delle più importanti figure femminili della cultura medievale: Christine de Pizan.   Christine nasce a Venezia nel 1365 da Tommaso, professore di medicina e astrologia all’Università […]

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LARGO AL FACTOTUM

On February 20, 1816, Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous opera, The Barber of Seville, premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Its libretto being written by Cesare Sterbini and based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s 1775 comedy Le Barbier de Séville, the opera was originally […]

Valentino

SAN VALENTINO

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an assisted Valentine before a judge, with a zoomorphic initial ‘I'(n) containing a dragon. Saint Valentine’s Day is a religious holiday nowadays celebrated in many countries in the world; it’s recognized as the celebration of […]

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ANTISEMITISMO MEDIEVALE: LE ORIGINI DEL JUDENSTERN

Il 27 gennaio del 1945 le truppe sovietiche dell’Armata Rossa fecero il loro ingresso nel campo di concentramento e di sterminio di Auschwitz. Con l’apertura dei cancelli del lager, resi ancor più tristemente celebri dalla scritta divenutane poi simbolo, Arbeit macht frei, si […]

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