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Exhibition to Mark 320 Years of Slovenia’s First Encyclopaedia

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janez_vajkard_valvasorA ceremony to mark the 320th anniversary of “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola”, an encyclopaedia of Slovenian history, folklore and natural science, compiled by the celebrated Slovenian 17th century polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor, will be opened on Wednesday at Bogensperk castle near Litija, where Valvasor lived and worked for two decades.

The anniversary of the book will be marked by a presentation of a project involving a comprehensive translation of “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola”, which has still not been wholly translated into Slovenian, and an exhibition depicting it through time.

On 15 April 1689 Valvasor wrote his famous work dedicated “to the Carniolan provincial nobility”, which has since become a symbol of the Slovenian nation, the Bogensperk public institute said on its website.
Written in German, “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola” is a 3,532-page encyclopedia of natural history, Slovenian customs and folklore, history, and the topography of a region that makes up a large part of present-day Slovenia.

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