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11 JULY 2014

The Adventure of English: the evolution of the English language

"The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series ran in 2003.

The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography of English as if it were a living being, covering the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor Germanic dialect to its rise as a truly established global language.

In the television series, Bragg explains the origins and spelling of many words based on the times in which they were introduced into the growing language that would eventually become modern English."

[Complete eight part series available on YouTube distributed by Maxwell's collection Pty Limited, Australia]

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2002 • A Dictionary of the English Language • American English • American Spelling Book • Anglo-SaxonArabicaristocracyAustraliaAustralian Aborigineauthoritative historyBible • Blue Backed Speller • British televisionCaribbean • Catherine of Aragon • Celtic language • Celts • Church of England • cockney rhyming slang • colonisationcommon languagecommunication • Convicts land • dialectdictionaryDutch • educated people • English languageEsperantoFrenchFrench languageFrisian • Frisian language • Gaelic • Germanic rootsgrammarGreek • Gullah language • Hebrew • Henry V of England • Henry VIII of England • historical eventshistoryhistory of ideas • History of the English language • history of useimmigrationIndiaindustrial revolutioninvasionIsaac NewtonITVJamaicanJane Austen • John Cheke • John WycliffeJonathan Swift • Joseph McCoy • Katherine Duncan-Jones • King James I • languagelanguage developmentLatin wordlinguisticsmedieval churchMelvyn Braggmini-series • modern English • Netherlands • Noah Webster • North America • Old English • peasant • Philip Sidne • pidgin • pronunciation • Queen Elizabeth I • Robert Burns • Rural Rides • Samuel JohnsonSanskritScotland • Scottish language • scripture • spelling • Squanto • television series • The Adventure of English (2002) • theologian • Thomas Sheridan • United Statesuse of wordsvikingvocabulary • Websters Dictionary • West Africa • William Cobbett • William Jones • William Shakespeare • William the Conqueror • William Tyndale • William Wordsworth • words

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Simon Perkins
11 APRIL 2013

Chinese bookbinding contained in the Dunhuang collection

"The history of Chinese bookbinding has always suffered owing to a lack of material evidence. The various book formats discovered among the Dunhuang document collection provide a wealth of information previously out of reach to scholars. However, this resource has remained relatively untapped, attention instead being focused on the textual content of the documents. Bookbinding is just one of many aspects to the study of the Dunhuang collection as physical artefacts. This site, by combining textual descriptions with diagrams illustrating binding techniques and photographs of the actual objects, aims to give a comprehensive introduction to the different kinds of Chinese bookbinding contained in the Dunhuang collection of the British Library."

(Colin Chinnery, 07 February 2007)

Fig.2 Stein's 1907 photograph of Tibetan pothi from the Dunhuang Library Cave. © 2007 The British Library, Photo 392/27(587) [http://idp.bl.uk/database/oo_scroll_h.a4d?uid=186402700912;bst=1;recnum=38614;index=1;img=1]

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ancient documents • baobei zhuang • bindingbookbookbindingbookletBritish LibraryBuddhist • butterfly binding • Central Asia • Chinese pothi • colophon • concertina binding • concertina format • conservationcultural heritage • Diamond Sutra • Dunhuang • East Silk Road • fanjia zhuang • fold • historical documents • hudie zhuang • IDP • International Dunhuang Project • jingzhe zhuang • Kharosthi • Khotan • manuscriptPeoples Republic of China • printed booklet • Sanskrit • Silk Road • stitched binding • Tangut • thread binding • Tibet • Turkic • UK • Uyghur • whirlwind binding • wrapped back binding • wrapped-back binding • xian zhuang • xuanfeng zhuang

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Simon Perkins
10 NOVEMBER 2012

Singin' the Blues: Nina Paley's animated feature film

"Sita Sings the Blues in an animated movie created by Nina Paley. Using 4 different animation styles, Paley weaves together the breakup of her marriage, the singing of Annette Hanshaw and the epic story of Ramayana."

(Ray, 2009–05–15, Four In The Morning)

Fig.1 Nina Paley (2009). "Sita Sings the Blues"

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20092D animation • ancient Sanskrit epic • animated feature filmanimated movieanimation • animation styles • Annette Hanshaw • epic • epic story • feature filmfilmgodsIndian • marriage breakup • Nina PaleyRamayanaSanskritSita Sings the Blues

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Simon Perkins
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