One of the largest and most splendid of the multi-volume Dutch world atlases,  the Blaeu Atlas Major, is now freely available online thanks to the National Library of Scotland.   The Blaeu Atlas Major represents the state of geographic knowledge …

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‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it …

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For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly …

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Setting the scene: perspectives on twentieth-century theatre architecture, edited by Alistair Fair Browsing the new book display, this interesting cover caught my eye. I love theatres as buildings and as places for performance. As a seasoned traveller who loves the classical …

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