Treasures of Manchester Central Library: two Nuremberg Chronicles (1493) and their early modern readers’.
Dr Nina Adamova presents ‘Treasures of Manchester Central Library: two Nuremberg Chronicles (1493) and their early modern readers’.
The talk will explore the most famous early-printed world chronicle – the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1493). The presentation will focus on how the Nuremberg Chronicle was read and perceived in Europe in the age of Reformation, featuring two copies held by Manchester Central Library. The both books bear the marks of being read and used by several readers, representing different reading practices in early modern Europe.
Dr Nina Adamova is an Associate Professor at St Petersburg State University and a Visiting Fellow of the British Academy at Manchester Metropolitan University. She specialises in early modern cultural and religious history, with a special focus on the book history and reading. Her current research project ‘Reading sacred history in Reformation Europe’ explores how people in early modern Europe used to read and interpret the books on church history.