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Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 2. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. As a result there is a process called "link rot" - which means that a "broken link" is a result of someone having taken down a web page. 2. 3. Note: This site aims to present medieval sources. Sourcebook Contents The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents. Selected Sources This is the main entry to the resources here. Full Text Sources Full texts of medieval sources arranged according to type. Saints' Lives Devoted to Ancient, Medieval and Byzantine hagiographical sources. Supplementary Documents Help! Internet Sourcebook: Multimedia

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The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts You can • perform a quick search (this searches for a word or number in all sections of each catalogue entry, including images); • perform a simple search using keywords and dates; • look for information about a particular manuscript if you know its collection name and manuscript number; • perform an advanced search using different types or combinations of information; • explore the virtual exhibitions of various aspects of the British Library's western illuminated manuscript holdings; and • check the illustrated glossaries of terms. • download digital images for further reuse such as in educational contexts, placing on your blog or sharing with others. Please see guidance notes on Access and Reuse. Updated 15 January 2016. Please note that cataloguing of manuscripts in the Additional collection is in progress, and that manuscripts in the Cotton collection are not yet included in the Catalogue.

History in Focus: What is History? (Introduction) Introduction This issue of History in Focus marks the 40th anniversary of E.H. Carr's, What is History? This book 'for many today ... is the most influential book on history thinking published in Britain this century' (Reappraisal of What is History?, Professor Alun Munslow). In this issue: The coolest technology you've never seen Here's one you have to see to believe. Autonomy, the largest British software company -- best known for its enterprise search and compliance technology -- has applied its intellectual horsepower in meaning-based computing to visual recognition for smartphones. Soon you'll be able to download its Aurasma iPhone/iPad app, which enables you to point your camera at static real-world objects that, once recognized, magically come to life on the smartphone screen, similar to the way pictures in the Daily Prophet newspaper animated themselves in Harry Potter. Check the video demo.

Guide Rouen Hours c.1460-75 |New Files| |Dismembered Manuscripts| |CHD Guides| |Tutorial| |Books of Hours| |Incunabula| |Calendars| |CHD Miscellanea| Credit must here be given to David Carlson and the D&D Galleries in Somerville, who, on the request of students and scholars, has left a 9Mb directory on his webserver without prospect of any commercial profit. Salute and respect to this high class of sales promotion.

Famous KGB Spies: Where Are They Now? - By Katie Cella Ever since the 1950s, when the world got wind of the three letters that stood for the Soviet Union's intelligence agency, KGB spies -- with their (real or imagined) bug-planting lifestyles and sexy accomplices -- have provided endless material for thrilling novels, movies, and comic books. The fascination continues even now: In 2011, the U.S. television network FX announced the pilot of a new series about KGB spies living in Washington, D.C., in the 1980s. In the latest issue of Foreign Policy, retired CIA officer Milton Bearden remembers his Soviet counterpart Leonid Shebarshin, who died in an apparent suicide in March 2012. The former head of the KGB's foreign intelligence division, who served as KGB chairman for all of one day after his boss attempted a coup in 1991, remained loyal to the agency his entire life and spent his post-KGB days in Moscow. That can't be said for all KGB spies, however.

untitled An intensely illustrated florilegium of meditations and prayers drawing from Song of Songs and Augustine’s De Trinitate, among other texts, the Rothschild Canticles is remarkable for its full-page miniatures, historiated initials, and drawings, which show the work of multiple artists. See: Hamburger, Jeffrey. 1990. The Rothschild canticles: Art and mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press. Requiem for a Russian Spy - By Milton Bearden On the second-to-last day of March, Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin, the former head of the KGB's foreign intelligence arm and chairman of the KGB -- for a single day in the turmoil of the August 1991 coup attempt against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev -- died in his central Moscow apartment, apparently taking his own life. According to Russian media accounts, the last entry in his diary found at the scene was: "March, 29 - 17.15, left eye failure. 19.00, went completely blind. Foreign Intelligence duty officer 4293593." Beside his body was a service pistol presented to him upon his retirement from the KGB, and media reports said there was a suicide note.

Roman de la Rose Roman de la RoseBritish Library Harley MS 4425, f.14vCopyright © The British Library BoardA high-quality version of this image can be purchased from British Library Images Online. For more information email This is said to be the most beautiful manuscript of one of medieval literature’s biggest bestsellers. The allegorical poem of chivalric love is illustrated with 92 brilliant miniatures, of which four are half-page paintings with decorative borders. It was written and illuminated by the artist known as The Master of the Prayer Books of c.1500. Enchanting settings, rich pageantry and elaborate costumes conjure up the lavish and cultivated life-style of the royal court of Burgundy in the late 15th century.

List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare “So whether it’s a tank, an M-16 or a computer virus, it’s going to follow the same rules so that we can understand how to employ it, when you can use it, when you can’t, what you can and can’t use,” a senior military official said. The integration of cyber-technologies into a formal structure of approved capabilities is perhaps the most significant operational development in military cyber-doctrine in years, the senior military official said. The framework clarifies, for instance, that the military needs presidential authorization to penetrate a foreign computer network and leave a cyber-virus that can be activated later. The military does not need such approval, however, to penetrate foreign networks for a variety of other activities. These include studying the cyber-capabilities of adversaries or examining how power plants or other networks operate. One example of a cyber-weapon is the Stuxnet worm that disrupted operations at an Iranian nuclear facility last year.

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