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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Canto I, Dante meets Virgil
9 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

After exploring the history of the manuscript of the Dante Urbinate, today we finally begin our journey into the Divine Comedy itself, and the best place to start is in the “dark wood” that opens…

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What’s in a name?
4 December 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a German Bible, Ms. Ludwig I 13 (83.MA.62), f. 363r, ca. 1450, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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Dance of Death
31 October 2020   |    Devilries

We finally reached the end of October... and that means it's Halloween! Last year we celebrated the occasion by introducing you to a very peculiar manuscript, the ms. Français 995 from the Bibliothéque nationale de…

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A dedicated dentist
23 October 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Roman Missal created for Jean de Foix, Bishop of Comminges, ms. Latin 16827, f. 383v, 1492, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Paris.

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7 October 2020   |    Spotlight on

Yes, Folia Magazine is finally back! And what better way to reprise our columns than doing so with our beloved Women's Wednesday? Our protagonist of the week is famous for leaving her traditional feminine role,…

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Easter: the Three Marys at the Tomb
12 April 2020   |    Holy Stories

It is finally Easter! We celebrate the occasion with this delightful illumination depicting the meeting between the Three Marys, the followers of Jesus who had gone visit the by then empty tomb, and the Angel…

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Flowers of Peace
20 March 2020   |    Floral Friday

Capital "I", illumination from the manuscript "Epistolarium et Evangeliarium ad usum capellae regiae Versaliensis", ms. Latin 8896, f. 33r, 1767-1776, Département des manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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DANCE DANCE DANCE: the Dancing Mania and other kinds of mass hysteria
29 February 2020   |    Devilries

Fear? Paranoia? Symptoms that seem inexplicable and infections "at first sight"? Nothing new! In the middle of these days' psychosis, Folia Magazine proposes an in-depth analysis of some cases of phantom "illnesses" that occurred during…

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