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Linguistic Stylization and Learning the Quran

Irteqa Khan It is evident that the world we inhabit today has swiftly become acquainted with Islam’s most central text, the Holy Quran, due to issues involving its translation, interpretation, and context. However, for Muslims the reality is that the … Continue reading

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White People Almost Kissing: Racism and Romance Novels

Jordana Lalonde After working at the public library for four years, you start to notice some glaring similarities between the book covers of a certain genre. Mystery novels are instantly recognizable by a shadowy figure of a man in front … Continue reading

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Introducing the Medieval Codex

Nimra Sheikh The word “codex” (pl. “codices”) comes from the Latin “caudex” or tree trunk. The codex united several texts in something recognizable as a modern book. Codices were typically covered, made of parchment, and contained pages (or folia) or … Continue reading

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Three People Who Were Surprisingly Passionate About Typography

Ryan Gayowski Wherever you find works of art being produced or consumed, you are also bound to find a certain breed of artist or fan who is happiest when discussing some obscure element of their chosen interest. These specialists are … Continue reading

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When You Judge a Book By Its Cover …

Ariel Hergott How many times has the phrase ‘never judge a book by its cover’ been spoken? How many times has the phrase actually been used to talk about real books? Most often, the phrase is used to chastise individuals … Continue reading

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The Decorations and Illustrations of Medieval Manuscripts

Paige Yellowlees Manuscripts in the Middle Ages were decorated using various methods, ranging from simple and inexpensive to elaborate and costly. These illustrations not only brighten the manuscript pages but also grab the attention of the reader. The simplest method … Continue reading

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