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In Pursuit of Knowledge

600 Years of Leipzig University

Autor(en) / Herausgeber
Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Hg.)
Sprache(n)
Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum
31.08.2009
Verarbeitung
Hardcover
Umfang
207 Seiten
ISBN
978-3-86583-399-0
Preis
24.80 €
Dokumente / Vorschau
keine
Lieferstatus
lieferbar
In Pursuit of Knowledge

In Pursuit of Knowledge
Autor(en) / Herausgeber
Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Hg.)
Sprache(n)
Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum
31.08.2009
Verarbeitung
Hardcover
Umfang
207 Seiten
ISBN
978-3-86583-399-0
Preis
24.80 €
Dokumente / Vorschau
keine
Lieferstatus
lieferbar
Beschreibung
Founded in 1543, Leipzig University Library houses today some of the most valuable items of world literary heritage: Papyrus Ebers (the longest and oldest surviving medical manuscript from ancient Egypt, ca. 1600 BC), the world's oldest bible (Codex Sinaiticus, 4th century AD), a giant Mongolian Qur'an, lavishly produced in Bagdad in 1306, and the Machsor Lipsiae, a splendidly adorned Hebrew manuscript from 1320.
These priceless treasures are included in this catalog, along with a choice of other unique manuscripts and prints, ordered by areas of knowledge form 'Botany' through 'America', from 'Astronomy' through 'Judaism'. The catalog features almost 100 high resolution, full-page images.
The exhibition is part of the anniversary celebrations commemorating six centuries of continuous teaching at Leipzig University (1409-2009). Short catalog essays by renowned scholars open up interesting chapters of the history of knowledge as reflected by the library's holdings.

Catalog for the exhibition „In Pursuit of Knowledge“ shown at The Grolier Club, New York, from September 10 through November 21, 2009, and at the Houston Public Library shown from November 17, 2009, through January 8, 2010.
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Founded in 1543, Leipzig University Library houses today some of the most valuable items of world literary heritage: Papyrus Ebers (the longest and oldest surviving medical manuscript from ancient ...
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Schriften aus der Universitätsbibliothek, Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Handschrift, Bildband