An exhibition at the British Library powerfully delves into the personal and political complexities of writing, driving home that it’s not only one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but born out of the strongest human motivations.
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Illuminated Manuscripts Demonstrate that Medieval Borders Were Regularly Crossed
A new digitization project brings together 800 medieval manuscripts and offers a different image of the early middle ages: one of connection and exchange.
British Exhibitions of Ethiopian Manuscripts Prompt Questions About Repatriation
Exhibitions at British cultural institutions have lately underscored the artistic output of Ethiopian scribes, and in the process, have also renewed questions around whether museums that have benefitted from acts of imperialism and colonialism should now return looted objects.