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From Roll to Codex
Piet explains codices, the oldest manuscripts in book form, looking in particular at a fragment of the Hebrew text of the book of Ecclesiasticus (ch. 40) from the Cairo Genizah, and the four Gospels in Syriac. Around the ancient Mediterranean the prevailing form of book was the roll. Made of papyrus or parchment, it was unrolled either from side to side, with the text written in parallel columns (scroll), or from top to bottom, with the text in one column (rotulus). In the third century codices
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Introduction to Crossing Borders
An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book.
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Conclusion to Crossing Borders
The conclusion to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book.
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User-produced Hebrew Prayer Books and Shared Iconography
Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. Piet looks at examples of these and explores the shared iconography between Christian and Jewish faiths, such as the unicorn. Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, while others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. An Ashkenazic siddur stands out as an example of a Jewish scribe-artist, influenced by the visual culture of his t
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From Roll to Codex
Piet explains codices, the oldest manuscripts in book form, looking in particular at a fragment of the Hebrew text of the book of Ecclesiasticus (ch. 40) from the Cairo Genizah, and the four Gospels in Syriac. Around the ancient Mediterranean the prevailing form of book was the roll. Made of papyrus or parchment, it was unrolled either from side to side, with the text written in parallel columns (scroll), or from top to bottom, with the text in one column (rotulus). In the third century codices
Author(s): Piet van Boxel

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23. Paradise XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta lectures on the final cantos of Paradise (XXX-XXXIII). The pilgrim's journey through the physical world comes to an end with his ascent into the Empyrean, a heaven of pure light beyond time and space. Beatrice welcomes Dante into the Heavenly Jerusalem, where the elect are assembled in a celestial rose. By describing the Empyrean as both a garden and a city, Dante recalls the poles of his own pilgrimage while dissolving the classical divide bet
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Once Upon a Time with Barry Qualls
Tell me a story. Why is storytelling a nearly universal human phenomenon? Is a world without stories human at all? We use stories to explain our beginnings, memorialize our past, and discover meaning—including our own. We begin our lives hearing stories, and we live our lives by understanding the stories of others and creating new ones. Yet, as Thomas Carlyle once proclaimed, storytelling has "an alarming relationship to lying"; parents, wanting to teach honesty, caution their children, "
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What You Need to Know to Succeed in the New Music Business
Meet Dave Kusek, co-author of "The Future of Music" book and online course, and VP of Berklee Media. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/bwWUwv
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Voyage of the St. Louis
A panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the sailing of the refugee ship the St. Louis, "the saddest ship afloat" (New York Times). On May 13, 1939, over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany left Hamburg, Germany. Turned away from Cuba, the U.S, and Canada, the St. Louis returned to Europe, a symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust. Speaker Biography: Marvin Kalb spent 30 years as an award-winning reporter for CBS News and NBC News. He has authored or co-authored
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Telamon project
The Telamon Project is hosted by the department of Classics at St Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia and aims to create an online digital library of the ancient Greek inscriptions found in Bulgaria. In total there are over 3,500 such inscriptions, dating from the 6th century BC to the 4th century AD. Geographically the particular focus is on Roman Thrace, Philippopolis and Augusta Traiana. At the time of compiling this review only a very small proportion of the inscriptions was available on th
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Turnaround: Third World lessons for First World growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Blair Henry | Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets. In Turnaround, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sust
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Deathly Hallows (Audiobook) Ch. 2.3 - In Memoriam
Instructor can have children read along with the book in the classroom. (There is only one still image for the duration of the reading.)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Audiobook)
© 2007 by J.K Rowling
© 2007 Listening Library, Arthur A. Levine Books, an Imprint of Scholastic
© 2007 by Random House, Inc.
Original artwork by Mary GrandPre. Copyright Warner Bros.
Harry Potter, names characters and related indicia are copyright and trademark Warner Bros

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Fighting bushfires with explosives - clip 1
High speed video, taken at 20,000 frames per second, showing the breakup of a strong turbulent flame due to the shock wave and other flow features produced by an explosive blast from a steel tube. Depending on the flame location, the time to extinguish and the physical response of the flame is different. From a series of tests conducted at the Energetic Materials Research Testing Center in New Mexico to determine whether explosives can be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire. Dr Graham
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Learn French - French Numbers 30-40
A frog recites the numbers 30 to 40 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
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The Journey Begins
Freshmen Sara Madrigal and Sam Cook discuss their feelings on their first day at Johns Hopkins University and starting a new chapter in their lives. They meet new people and experience new things as part of the Class of 2014.
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Keeping Up With the Jones
Based on the newspaper comic strip by "Pop" Mormand, featuring a husband oppressed by his wife's obsession with high society and consumer fashion. This video is an example of anaimation in 1915. (3:34)
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The DMC Upside - April 2014
This edition of the "DMC Upside" television program aired in April 2014 on digital cable channel 19 in Corpus Christi. The "DMC Upside" is hosted by Carlos Garanzuay and Emily Gonzalez and is produced by DMC-TV.
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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny | Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of Fine Gael since June 2002 and has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 - 1997. He was also Vice-President of the European People’s Party from 2006-2012.
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YaioResearch.com : research on boys love genres, fans and creators
This website is the home page of Druann Pagliassotti, a researcher who is examining the Japanese 'yaio' genre within manga. This is a comics genre about... "same-sex romance and/or sexual relations". There is a short description of the research, a reader survey to download, and also a bibliographic wiki, the 'Yaoi Research Wiki Board' which is a unique guide to the sparse academic and fan literature on the topic. The fan/reader survey offers "13 in-depth questions", which may act as exemplars
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Cole Porter: Around the World on Wings of Song

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