October 18, 2018

NHD 2019: European History to 1500

The Crusades: A Tragedy of Religious ProportionCrusades resource set Books about the Crusades The Crusades resources World Digital Library The Crusades The Metropolitan Museum of Art Religious images related to the Crusades The Crusades Encyclopædia Britannica The Crusades: The Clash of Civilization BBC History Documentary The Crusades: An Arab Perspective AljazeeraMarco Polo: Economy of the Silk RoadMarco Polo Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific The … [Read more...]

Today in History: William Shakespeare

Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features William Shakespeare, baptized on this day in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare's birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, because babies generally were baptized about three days after birth. Learn about the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access Shakespeare's works and other resources related to the bard.Works by William … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Father & Son from Hamlet

Curator description: Bernard Brussel-Smith studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the New School for Social Research in New York. During the 1940s and 1950s, Brussel-Smith established himself as America's foremost wood engraver. In this scene from Hamlet, Polonius, chief minister of the evil King Claudius, gives advice to his son, Laertes, as the young man leaves for school in France. Using himself and his son Peter as the models, Brussel-Smith depicts the love … [Read more...]