3.00 FYI France: Ejournal and archive

by Jack Kessler, kessler@well.sf.ca.us

May 15, 2007 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on May 15, 2007.

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A Carolingian digital library


The excellent équipes at the BnF have done it again: [tr. JK]

*Trésors Carolingiens / Carolingian Treasures*

This outstanding online digital library exhibition, at,


-- provides significant portions of famous Carolingian Era treasures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France -- Flash animations presented as readable books, pages of which may be "turned" by clicking the page-corners -- and holding the mouse over most pages brings up that page's own note, and a click on a page center provides good magnification --

** l'exposition en images / initial exhibition section, providing a stunning overview...


** livres à feuilleter / substantial portions of Carolingian books, to be read online!

-- and a section of the exhibition presents 29 pages and reliure covers, each image in 6 levels of magnification -- so, Carolingian carving and filagree and several other arts, all in close detail --


** pages à la loupe / magnified pages

-- and not only are these materials accessible enough here to "read", but they also are presented in-context, so that the historical period involved really may be appreciated as well --


** gros plan / General Plan of the Exhibit


** pistes pédagogiques


** informations

Congratulations, then, to the conservateurs and to all at the BnF who must have worked very hard on all of this...

-- and the "Trésors Carolingiens" site is a work-in-progress -- they plan to add, "chronologie, glossaire, anthologie, bibliographie".


A magnificent effort, one eminently successful in explaining and illustrating that in European history the Dark Ages were not so "dark", after all.






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