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Wessobrunn prayer (sheet 65v) | © BSB/ Clm 22053

From the Wessobrunn prayer to Lorenz von Westenrieder – the new virtual exhibition in bavarikon offers an overview of the most important and most interesting monuments of literature and language held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as part of its collection of Bavarica. Look forward to documents bearing testimony to the early Middle Ages, works of the early modern age, spiritual and courtly literature and much more.

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Materials on personnel at Mezhrabpom-fil′m, Gosvoenkino, Sovkino and others. Correspondence, performance reviews, information from personnel files, lists. p. 41 | © Brill

The Specialised Information Service (FID) for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies has acquired a license for free-of-charge, Germany-wide access to the digital source collection "Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923 – 1935" with the support of the German Research Foundation. The database contains digitized archive materials from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) on the formative phase of the Soviet film industry in the years from 1923 to 1935.

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Blog "Kunst zwischen Deckeln" | © BSB/ Lilian Landes

Artists' books are primarily works of art. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds one of the most important collections of international artists' books and, with the foundation of a common blog, creates an international communication tool for collecting institutions, researchers, students and private collectors.

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© Gnomon Bibliographic Database

With over 600,000 entries, the Gnomon Bibliographic Database is one of the most comprehensive and most renowned database systems for specialist literature from the overall field of classical studies, including the subject-specific history of scholarship and science. The new search interface of the database was launched online on 6 May 2019.

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Surveyor at the measuring table and bird’s eye view of the landscape. Xylograph of Paul Pfinzing, around 1598 | © BSB/ Image Archive

8 April – 15 November 2019
Cabinet presentation of the map collection
The Pfinzing atlas, created by the Nuremberg trader, mathematician and cartographer Paul Pfinzing (1554 – 1599), forms part of the most important works of cartography produced in Nuremberg in the 16th century. It contains hand-drawn and hand-coloured maps of the imperial city of Nuremberg and its territory, as well as various territorial representations from the private environment of the Pfinzing family.

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