The King James Bible - 400 years

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Created: 2011-03-15 09:04
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Description: On the 27th of February, 2011, Sidney Sussex College held a day of lectures, exhibitions, music, and reading to celebrate the quatercentenary of the publication of the King James Bible. This collection brings together the four lectures by our distinguished speakers - John Morrill, David McKitterick, Kerry McCarthy, and Geoffrey Hill - with readings from the Bible in over two dozen languages, ancient and modern.
 

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01. Introductory Remarks by Clive Wilmer

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Clive Wilmer, poet and Fellow in English, introduces the events of the day and outlines the importance of the King James Bible in the history of the College and of the English...

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011


03. John Morrill on "Why the King James Bible was Necessary"

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John Morrill, Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge, describes the political and theological background to and impact of the King James Bible.

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011


05. David McKitterick on "Printing the Bible in 1611"

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David McKitterick, Wren Librarian and Professor of Bibliography, discusses the material, economic, and technological history of Bible printing before and during the production of...

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011


07. Kerry McCarthy on "William Byrd and the King James Bible"

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Kerry McCarthy, Associate Professor of Music at Duke University, analyses the music of William Byrd as a way to understand the contexts of the King James Bible.

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011


09. Geoffrey Hill on how "The Violent Bear it Away"

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Geoffrey Hill, Professor of Poetry at Oxford and Honourary Fellow of Emmanuel, speaks on the history of Bible translation.

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011


11. Closing Remarks from Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

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Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Master of Sidney Sussex College, closes proceedings with a summary and votes of thanks.

Collection: The King James Bible - 400 years. A celebration at Sidney Sussex College.

Institution: Sidney Sussex College

Created: Thu 3 Mar 2011