Category Archives: Reviews

Star turn for Deaths Duell

A Brasenose book is currently featuring in the recently opened Shakespeare’s Dead exhibition at the Weston Library. The exhibition is co-curated by our very own Fellow Librarian and English Tutor (Prof) Simon Palfrey; on discovering that the Bodleian copy of … Continue reading

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The Book Beautiful: Emilia Dilke’s Copy of Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance – by Lene Østermark-Johansen

One of the most beautifully bound copies of Walter Pater’s (1839-94) controversial first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), can be found in Brasenose College Library: brown crushed Levant morocco, gilt and elaborately tooled with fillets and … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Book

A Review by Andrew Sillett of A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus’s Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich. Christopher B. Krebs. New York 2011. A MOST DANGEROUS BOOK, the latest offering from Harvard’s Christopher Krebs (formerly of Oxford’s … Continue reading

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