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Peter von Hagenbach and the world’s first international war crimes trial

The Nuremberg trials that followed the close of World War II were, like the atrocities they prosecuted, unprecedented in international law. And yet the idea that political and military leaders might be held accountable for their actions was not entirely...
From: Mathew Lyons on 1 Jul 2021

The Fatal Glove

In one of the most retired streets of Nuremberg, towards the middle of the seventeenth century, resided the family of Madame Hamel.[1] She had been left a widow at an early age, with a moderate competency; and instead of mingling in the gay scenes of...

Telling time, or not

A friend who knows of my interest in sundials gave me fabulous little, pocket sundial. While it is nothing fancy, it recalls to my mind the 16th- and 17th-century sundials from Nuremberg. Sure, mine is not made of ivory and wasn’t fabricated by...
From: Darin Hayton on 9 Jan 2021

Postcard from Harvard VIII: what to do with a blank page

Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), fol. 259. Image from Cambridge University Library: Here is my latest ruse to make you read: a page blank except for a running header of printed letters. It...

Es hat Ein Hochlöblicher Rath

Broadside concerning the health and safety regulations for an early balloon ascent in Germany. The rules drawn up by the city of Nuremberg in preparation for Jean-Pierre Blanchard’s momentous balloon flight over the city on 12 November 1787 are...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jun 2016

Obedience to Lawful Orders : Macaulay, Glencoe, Afganistan and Iraq

“Lawyers to the left of them, lawyers to the right of them”, the Economist pithily remarked about the situation the British Army increasingly finds itself in. All ranks will be trained more and more in their legal responsibilities, alongside...
From: The Eagle Clawed Wolfe on 5 Oct 2014

Nuremberg Jettons at the SBT

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust cares for a relatively large numismatics collection within which is a curious collection of around 20 tokens that are known as “Nuremberg jettons” or “reckoning counters”. The word jetton comes from the French...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Jun 2014

Nativity in the Nuremberg Chronicle

Inc.0.A.7.2(888), fol. XCV versoThe Nativity scene, showing Baby Jesus in the manger surrounded by Mary and Joseph, with an ox and an ass in the background, has inspired artists for many centuries. This charming woodcut, which has been carefully coloured...
From: Incunabula Project blog on 14 Dec 2012

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