Tag: religion

Radical Books: The Luther Bible of 1534

Radical Books: The Luther Bible of 1534

In 1534, Martin Luther combined radical theology with revolutionary technology to publish the first vernacular translation of the Old and New Testament. It was a seminal moment in development of the Protestant Reformation, print culture, and the German language.

Reading Room Only

The British Museum reading room opened in 1857 and was, until recently, the main reading room of the British Library. Phil Cohen gives a moving and at times very funny account of how his life as a (sometime) shoplifter, Situationist, squatter and sociologist has been deeply entwined with the British Library Reading Room and the surrounding London streets.