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Monday, November 05, 2012

Royal Book Collections Exhibition (Europeana)

Europeana will soon be launching its latest virtual exhibition Рa collaboration with the Biblioth̬que Nationale de France, The European Library and Europeana Regia. The exhibition features books that once belonged exclusively to emperors and kings. It showcases the most significant manuscripts from three collections: Carolingian Emperors, whose dynasty began with the crowning of Charlemagne and laid the foundations for modern day France and Germany; the library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples which includes many royal commissions from various artists of the time, first Catalan and then Italian copyists and illuminators; and the library of French King Charles V and his family, which became a model for royal and aristocratic libraries in the 15th century

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