The Early Modern Commons

Chronologia Universalis

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Beware the Rheticus’s prophecy!

11 May 2016

Prophecies were ‘bestsellers’ not only in the Middle Ages but also in early modernity. More than year ago I started to work on a commentary to the edition of the manuscript...

On card catalogues

20 April 2016

The yesterday’s post at Folger Library’s Collation brought back some memories of all the card catalogues I have studied back and forth over the past years, starting from...

Virtual Museums and Time

23 March 2016

Few years ago I had the occasion to observe the heroic beginnings of the Virtual Museums of Lesser Poland (Wirtualne Muzea Małopolski, hereafter WMM) project which is aimed at...

Serendipity in provenance research: A postscript

10 March 2016

It’s been quite a while since I presented here the Serendipity Trilogy about the unexpected discovery of two books annotated by Joannes Broscius that were purchased in the second...