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Special Collections and CEMERS reveal newly-acquired 14th century Latin manuscript

“Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews” (Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos) ~Nicholas of Lyra This week’s celebration of alum Alex Huppé’s generosity in Bartle Library’s Huppé Reading Room offered the opportunity to view the 14th century manuscript … Continue reading

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Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos is the November 2016 Book of the Month

  NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos (Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews) Special Collections in the Bartle Library, is celebrating a new acquisition: a 14th-century manuscript of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla litteralis super epistolam … Continue reading

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Celebrating CEMERS Golden Anniversary with the Book of the Month

The Ellesmere Chaucer is the October Book of the Month in honor of  the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ (CEMERS) 50th Anniversary The Ellesmere Chaucer reproduced in facsimile.  Manchester : The University Press, 1911.  Call number:  Z 1152 .C496, v.1-2. … Continue reading

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The Genius: A Memoir of Max Reinhardt is featured book for September

The Special Collections featured book for September is The Genius: A Memoir of Max Reinhardt. Written by his son, Gottfried Reinhardt, this is an intimate look into the life of Max Reinhardt from his birth near Vienna in 1873 until … Continue reading

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Upstate Cauldron is Featured Book for July 2016

Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State is our Featured Book for July 2016. Part of our Local History Collection, this book is guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate … Continue reading

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Good Poems for Hard Times is the Featured Book for June

The poems in this volume were chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio’s The Writer’s Almanac. Here, readers will find comfort in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as “Such As It Is … Continue reading

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April’s Book of the Month: The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands.  Oxford, : Printed at the Theatre. 1744. To mark the 400th … Continue reading

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Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University is the Featured Book for March

It has been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. To celebrate the approaching spring, the Special Collections featured book for March 2016 is Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University, 2000, by … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for February: Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Special Collections’ featured book for February is Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African-American Aesthetic Tradition  by Gladstone L. Yearwood. In this book, Yearwood explores cinema as part of the black cultural tradition. He argues that black film … Continue reading

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