The Book in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"I Fioretti," or "Little Flowers," an anonymous biography of St. Francis of Assisi composed at the end of the 14th century, probably in Tuscany Two splendid exhibitions this spring concern the history of the book in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its impact on European and thus world culture: I Libri [...]

Letter #15, 2015: Frayed Sleeves

May 4, 2015, Monday — Frayed Sleeves "L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle" "The love that moves the sun and the other stars" — Dante (1270-1321), words at the end of his epic poem The Divine Comedy, Paradiso XXXIII, 145, referring to what Dante found at the end of his long journey, and to [...]

Holy See honored at Turin book fair

The unusual Vatican Press book display centered on a "cupola of books" in the shape of Michelangelo's cupola above St. Peter's Basilica. More than 1,000 different books spread out on tables in the shadow of a great dome constructed out of books in the shape of the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica. Such was [...]