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The Bible, That Is, the Holy Scriptures Conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament (1586)

This 16th-century Bible, bound with a 1584 Book of Psalms, is adorned with the florid 17th-century signature of Ann Kent. She appends her inscription: “Her Book April ye 27th. An: Dni: 1696.” Though women’s signatures in Bibles are...

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

A series of prints taken from the New Testament

Intended to accompany Sarah Trimmer’s ‘A description of a set of prints taken from the New Testament’. Author: Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810. Title: A series of prints taken from the New Testament, designed as ornaments for those apartments...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Jun 2019

Anne Bogan: New Testament (1638) and Book of Psalms (1640)

By Maureen E. Maryanski This twenty-fourmo New Testament printed by Robert Barker in London in 1638 is bound together with The Whole Booke of Psalmes, collected into English meter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, William Whittingham and others…. printed...

Psalms, hymns and anthems

For voice and piano; interlinear words. Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers. Music engraved by Caulfield. Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England. Title: Psalms,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Apr 2019

How (not) to describe a manuscript’s weight

Canterbury, Monday 4th March 2019: a day of delights for manuscript-lovers. There are two related events taking place to celebrate the cathedral’s purchase at auction in July 2018 of a so-called pocket Bible from the thirteenth century. The book...

Shakespeare on the centenary of the Armistice

Beyond the Deepening Shadow, Tower of London Nov 2018 The progress of the 1914-1918 Great War has been closely followed in the UK over the past four years. Radio and TV programmes, and major events have ensured we could not forget the dreadful events...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Nov 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Re-reading Hebrew Scripture: Old Testament Cycles in Medieval Wall Painting

International Catacomb SocietyUniversity of Milan - Università degli Studi di Milano, October 16 - 18, 2018CFP Deadline: Feb 15, 2018Rereading Hebrew Scripture: Old Testament Cycles in Medieval Wall PaintingThe Chair of History of Medieval Art,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 16 Oct 2018

Dimas and Gestas: Bandits Crucified with Christ

By Stephen Basdeo Banditry and outlawry always flourish whenever and wherever the state is weak and/or unwilling to enforce its laws. Medieval England is a prime example of this, and of course it is during this period that stories of Robin Hood first...

Laura SanghaThis English bible was printed in London in 1631,...

Laura SanghaThis English bible was printed in London in 1631, and is now part of the Victoria and Albert Museum collections, T.100-1964. The artist and maker is unknown. The cover is canvas, covered with satin and embroidered with silver-gilt threads,...

Laura SanghaThe 1559 Book of Common Prayer was one of the key...

Laura SanghaThe 1559 Book of Common Prayer was one of the key texts of the English Reformation. It provided detailed instructions for ministers about what church services should look and sound like, and dictated which passages of scripture were to be...

Colloque : Merléac, Ut Pictura Genesis

Repérée dès la première moitié du XIXe siècle, la chapelle Saint-Jacques en Merléac a bénéficié dès 1861 de restaurations suivies par le service des monuments historiques et...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 2 Nov 2017

Henry E. Huntington, the Greatest Book Collector

In “Why America buys England’s books,” a 1927 article in the Atlantic Monthly, Philadelphia bookseller Rosenbach wrote that Henry E. Huntington was the “greatest collector of books the world has ever known.” The London Times...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2017

The Roman Robin Hood: Bulla Felix (fl. AD 205-207)

(Header Image: Two Roman Bandits Fighting – 19th-Century Print) This post is a précis of the following article: B.D. Shaw, ‘Bandits in the Roman Empire’ Past & Present No.105 (1984), pp.3–52, as well as supplemental...

A Resource I Want: The Bible in Early America

This month in class I’m teaching the Puritans, which means that an idea I’ve had for several years has returned, and I’ve been mulling it for a few days. As most of our readers already know, the Bible was easily the most widely owned...
From: The Junto on 3 Oct 2016

Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness From Will to the world by Peter Brookes. Radio Times 20-26 Sept. 1986 I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

Under the surface: SHARP, LDNA and sundry sources

This blog post excerpts material prepared by Iona for her paper at the SHARP conference in Paris this July, building on the work of her PhD thesis and incorporating material and processes that have formed part of the Linguistic DNA
From: Linguistic DNA on 18 Aug 2016

Return to Penis Island: Or, the surprising trajectories of early modern population thought (Part 3: Conclusion)

As we’ve seen, there were a variety of lenses through which to read Neville’s novel, from travel account to political parable to biblical allegory to niche pornography. The Isle of Pines’s close attention to population registered differently...
From: memorious on 26 Apr 2016

Interlude: Ask a Sesquecentenarian

Most people who wrote about population in the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries took the extreme longevity of the ancients — some of them, anyway — as a given. It was, after all, Scripture. There were debates about...
From: memorious on 15 Apr 2016

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.