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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Purgatory, Canto XXIV. The Tree of Temperance
21 September 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

As the three poets continue their journey through Purgatory, they reach the sixth Terrace, where souls are punished for the sin of Gluttony. Statius, Virgil, and Dante look upon the Tree of Temperance, whose lower…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Canto XXXIII, Lucifer
20 May 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Here, finally, the upper half of Lucifer emerges from the frozen lake. We are at the Judecca, reserved for traitors against religious and political authority. The demon Lucifer has three faces, colored red, black, and…

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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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