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Reading of the Augsburg Confession before Charles V. Germany, circa 1530. The Augsburg Confession was drafted by the Lutheran theologians Melanchthon, Agricola, Jonas and Spalatin and read on 25th June 1530 at the Diet of Augsburg. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Bull against the heresy of Martin Luther and his followers. Pope Leo X, Rome 1520. The papal bull accuses Luther in 41 points of errors against the right faith. His writings were banned and he himself was threatened with a ban if he did not recant in 60 days time. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

The Spirit of the Laws. Montesquieu. First Volume. Amsterdam, 1749. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Constitutional deed for the kingdom of Saxony. Dresden, 4. September 1831. 15 years after the creation of the German parliament, and 13 years after Baden, Saxony too received a constitution. Annexed to the text is an index of royal castles and buildings. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Casket with Warriors and Dancers, 11th century. Made in, Constantinople. Byzantine. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.239) #dance

Miniature Relief of an Evangelist at His Writing Table (John, Luke, Mark), 1200–1225, German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.190.237)

Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary, ca. 1100. Made in Constantinople. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mary and Michael Jaharis Gift and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2007 (2007.286) | Shown to have been made for use in Hagia Sophia, the patriarchal church of the Byzantine Empire, this manuscript exemplifies the Byzantine interest in the art of the book. #OneMetManyWorlds