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Remember snow? Winter is coming! Last January, Dean Henry White, College of Science, and Ben Bromley, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, trudged through the snow to Rare Books to look at our first edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia (1687) and other books...

These commentaries are excerpts from an assigned project for Humanities4900/6900, “Indigenous Peoples: Social and Cultural Perspectives,” taught by Isabel Dulfano, Spring semester 2016. Students studied demographics, Mayan epigraphy, Incan kipu, archaeology, linguistics and other topics as an interdisciplinary approach to critically expanding their understanding of...

“o Prince of Poetry”Dhikrá Shaksipīr Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī (1892-1955) Egypt: al-Maṭbaʻah al-Salafīyah, 1926 First edition PJ7808.S5 D55 1926The Egyptian poet Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī was a man of many talents. Not only was he renowned as a poet and man of letters, he was also trained as a...

“Golden words are painted [here] on purple pages, The Thunderer’s shining kingdoms of the starry heavens, Revealed in rose-red blood, disclose the joys of heaven, And the eloquence of God glittering with fitting brilliance Promises the splendid rewards of martyrdom to be gained.”GODESCALC EVANGELISTARY Darmstadt: Primus, 2011Facsimile. The Godescalc Evangelistary...