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Treasures from UCL

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ISBN: 9781910634004 9781910634011 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634011 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general
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UCL has one of the foremost university Special Collections in the UK. It is a treasure trove of national and international importance, comprising over a million items dating from the 4th century AD to the present day. Treasures from UCL draws together detailed descriptions and images of 70 of the most prized items. Between the magnificent illuminated Latin Bible of the 13th century and the personal items of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, George Orwell, the many highlights of this remarkable collection will delight and intrigue anyone who picks up this book.

From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme

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ISBN: 9781783740642 Year: Pages: 722 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0052 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Information theory
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"Much of world’s documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented — including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives — and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history."

Die Privatbibliothek Kaiser Franz’ I. von Österreich 1784-1835

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ISBN: 9783205796725 Year: Pages: 642 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579670 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 280
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The former private library of Emperor Franz I (known today as "Habsburg-Iothringische Fideikommissbibliothek",housed in the Austrian National Library) is an outstanding book and graphic collction due to both the considerable extent and the exquisiteness of its holdings. This analysis is concerned with the library as a knowledge and memoryinstitution; embedding its history in the political, social, intellectual and cultural contexts of the time.

"Es muß besser werden!". Aby und Max Warburg im Dialog über Hamburgs geistige Zahlungsfähigkeit

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423280 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.17.157 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The story of how Max Warburg became head of the family-owned bankhouse, although his brother was supposed to take over the business, was often told: When he was 12 years old, the one year older Aby offered Max his birthright for the promise to buy all the books Aby would ever need. Max accepted,and - as he later said - issued "the biggest blank cheque in my life". The paths of life of the two brothers spilt into different directions. Aby built his library into a research institute. Max developed M. M. Warburg & Co., thus the bankhouse becoming one of the most important private banks in Germany. At Simultaneously, they both pursued another goal: the foundation of the university. The brothers were among the early donors of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation (Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung). It was all about "Hamburg's mental capacity" ("Hamburgs geistige Zahlungsfähigkeit").

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