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Magic, Superstition, or Subversion?

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In 16th century Europe nothing was more vitally important, controversial or dangerous than religion. And yet as some of the books in The London Library show, at a time when wars, plague and religious persecution were part of everyday life, in the search for answers and reassurance there were some who turned away from the…

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The Treasures of the French Literature Collection

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  The latest blog installment in our foreign languages series focuses on the riches of our French Literature collection. By Anna Vlasova with assistance from Anna Gonzalez-Fort. The French collections of the London Library have developed steadily from the Library’s foundation in 1841. At present the French literature collection is one of the largest foreign…

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