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    Bohemia and Moravia. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Bohemia and Moravia is Number 2 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 128 pages

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    Austrian Silesia. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Austrian Silesia is Number 4 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 50 pages

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    Horologium Olomoucense. Horologium Olomoucense is a collectarium (liturgical book of collects or prayers) that is recited during the Divine Office at horae (specific times) during the day. The manuscript was written for the cathedral chapter in Olomouc in the southern part of the present-day Czech Republic before the year 1150. A famous image depicting Pope Gregory I (circa 540--604) is found at the beginning of the...
    • Contributor: Hildebertus, Pictor
    • Date: 1142
    • Resource: - 341 pages

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    The Krtíš Glagolitic Fragment. This manuscript fragment contains part of an explanation of an unknown gospel. It was at one time bound into a Glagolitic copy of the manuscript book Historia Scholastica by Peter Comestor. The text of the fragment was written in the angular Glagolitic script invented during the ninth century by Saints Cyril and Methodius to translate the Bible and other ecclesiastical works into the language...

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    Devil's Bible.
    Codex Gigas
    The Codex Gigas (or Devil's Bible) is a large 13th-century manuscript from Bohemia, one of the historical Czech lands. Renowned for its size and its striking full-page rendition of the devil (found on page 577), it contains a number of parts: the Old and New Testaments, two works of Josephus Flavius, Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, the standard textbook for teaching medicine in the Middle...
    • Contributor: Josephus, Flavius, 38?-100 - Isidore, of Seville, Saint, Died 636
    • Date: 1200
    • Resource: - 629 pages

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  • Map
    Map of the Russian-Austrian-German Borders Where the Great Battles of the Current European War Are Fought.
    Mappa das fronteiras russo-austro-allemãs onde se travam as grandes batalhas da actual guerra européa
    This map of the eastern front in World War I, probably dating from late 1914, shows the locations of the major battles along the frontiers between the main Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the Russian Empire, a member of the Triple Entente allied with Great Britain and France. The map was published by O Imparcial, a leading Rio de Janeiro newspaper, and reflects...
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    Letter by Ludwig van Beethoven to his "Immortal Beloved". This letter is one of the most famous documents in the legacy of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770--1827). Written in pencil, it is addressed to an unknown woman with whom Beethoven was apparently in a love relationship and to whom he refers at one point as his "Immortal Beloved." The dating is incomplete; there are merely notes stating "on the 6th...
    • Contributor: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
    • Date: 1812
    • Resource: - 14 pages

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    The Golden Legend Featuring Saint Prokop.
    Pasionál so stredovekými Prokopskými legendami
    This late 15th-century manuscript contains a Czech version of the Legenda aurea (The golden legend) by Jacobus de Voragine (circa 1229--circa 1298), along with an account of Saint Prokop or Procopius (circa 980--1053), the patron saint of Bohemia. The contents of the manuscript are identical to one held in the National Museum in Prague (sign. III. D. 44). In the 19th century this codex...
    • Contributor: Jacobus, De Voragine - Ducky, Simon De, Active 1495
    • Date: 1450
    • Resource: - 268 pages

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    Essays on the History of the Civil War of 1917-1920. Essays on the History of the Civil War of 1917-1920 is an early history of the civil war that followed the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The book was written by Anatolii Anishev, a researcher at the Tolmachev Military-Political Academy in Leningrad (present-day Saint Petersburg), and published in Leningrad in 1925. In his introduction, Anishev notes that archival sources relating to the war were in...
    • Contributor: Anatolii, Anishev
    • Date: 1925
    • Resource: - 306 pages

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    On Time; On Divine Ideas; On Matter and Form; Reply on the Universals; On Universals.
    De tempore; De ydeis; De materia et forma; Replicacio de universalibus; De universalibus
    This codex contains four philosophical treatises by the English theologian and reformer John Wycliffe (also seen as John Wyclif,) (circa 1330-84). The works are The works are De tempore (also called De individuatio temporis) (On time); De ydeis [De ideis] (On divine ideas); De materia et forma (On matter and form); and De universalibus (On universals); as well as a work by an unidentified...
    • Contributor: Hus, Jan - Wycliffe, John, 1384
    • Date: 1398
    • Resource: - 302 pages

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    Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas. Medieval Latin legends about major figures in Czech history form a significant part of the spiritual and cultural heritage of Europe. The cult of Saint Vitus (died 305), the Christian saint and martyr, was spread throughout Central Europe by the Premyslid prince Wenceslaus (907--35), patron saint the Czech lands, supporter of Christianity, and founder of the rotunda at Prague Castle. Wenceslaus was slain by...

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    Summary of Petition of Railroad Workers of Hungarian Origin and Protection of Minorities in Czechoslovakia. After World War I, the states of central and southeastern Europe were compelled by the victorious Allied and Associated Powers to sign agreements guaranteeing religious, social, and political equality to their minority populations. The states covered were Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Groups or individuals who believed they had been discriminated against for ethnic or linguistic reasons could petition the...
    • Contributor: League of Nations. Committee of Three - League of Nations. Secretariat. Minority Section
    • Date: 1932
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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    Petition of Railroad Workers of Hungarian Origin, Draft Reply, Legal Arguments. After World War I, the states of central and southeastern Europe were compelled by the victorious Allied and Associated Powers to sign agreements guaranteeing religious, social, and political equality to their minority populations. The states covered were Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Groups or individuals who believed they had been discriminated against for ethnic or linguistic reasons could petition the...
    • Contributor: League of Nations. Committee of Three
    • Date: 1932
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Bloody Battle with the Germans at Vítkovice. This print showing a battle between Russians and Germans at Vítkovice is from the collection of World War I lubok posters held at the British Library. The caption explains: "Bloody Kaiser Wilhelm II had long promised his barbaric hordes that they would one day plunder the beautiful Warsaw. Twice, the Germans rushed to the city, but each time they were repulsed with heavy losses....
  • Map
    The Marañon or Amazon River with the Mission of the Society of Jesus.
    El gran rio Marañon o Amazonas con la Mission de la Compañia de Iesus
    This map of the Amazon River is by Samuel Fritz (1654-1728), a Jesuit missionary who mapped the basin of the Amazon River. Born in the province of Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic), Fritz became a priest in 1673. He was sent to Quito in present-day Ecuador as a missionary in 1684 and spent the next 40 years ministering to the native people...
    • Contributor: Fritz, Samuel
    • Date: 1707
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Portrait of Milan Rastislav Štefánik. Shown here is a portrait of the young Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880--1919), a Slovak politician, astronomer, and general of the French army. Together with the Czech political leaders Tomáš G. Masaryk (1850-1937) and Eduard Beneš (1884-1948), Štefánik founded, in Paris in 1916, the Czechoslovak National Council, the supreme authority of the Czechoslovakian exiles during the World War I. The present-day Czech Republic and the...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loading of a 305 Cannon.
    Caricamento di un 305
    This photograph taken in 1918 shows Italian soldiers manning an artillery piece, identified as a 305-millimeter gun. Italian forces in World War I were equipped with the 305-millimeter, Model 1911 Austro-Hungarian siege howitzer, manufactured by the Skoda works in Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic). The Kingdom of Italy entered World War I on the side of the Triple Entente--Great Britain, France, and Russia--on April 26,...
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    Saint-Antonian Glagolitic Fragment.
    Svätoantonovský hlaholský zlomok
    The Saint-Antonian Glagolitic Fragment is the name of a double-folio parchment, probably of Croatian provenance, i.e., from the territory of the southern Slavs, where the students of Saint Methodius (815-85) took refuge after the fall of Great Moravia. Produced by an unknown scribe in the 15th century, it contains text written in two columns with black and red ink using square Glagolitic script. It...
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    Trailing the Bolsheviki : twelve thousand miles with the allies in Siberia,
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William)
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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    Through the Brazilian wilderness After failing to win a third term in the elections of 1912, former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt planned a speaking trip to Argentina and Brazil and a cruise up the Amazon. The government of Brazil suggested that Roosevelt join the famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon in an expedition down the recently discovered River of Doubt. Roosevelt accepted the invitation and, accompanied by his son...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Date: 1914
    • Resource: - 516 pages
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    Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel, At head of title: A E I.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1879
    • Resource: - 521 pages