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Judaica

#ArtifactoftheDay This is Antiquity of the Jews and the Jewish Wars, Book VII, by ancient Jewish historian Josephus (37-ca. 100 CE). It was printed in Germany in 1470.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illustrated Encyclopedia

#ArtifactoftheDay Besides the Bible, what else was being printed on Gutenberg’s movable-type press? 

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Illuminated Psalter

#ArtifactoftheDay This Armenian psalter was printed in 1659 in Turkey, and features a full-page miniature of King David with a decorative headpiece.

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Albrecht Dürer

#ArtifactoftheDay The most influential engraver of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).

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Book of Hours

#ArtifactoftheDay In the Late Middle Ages, the psalter gave way to the Book of Hours as the most popular type of book used for personal devotion.

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