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Beverley Nank, who is a curator at the British Museum, says that snails in manuscripts were drawn to symbolize cowardice. She even analyzed the manuscript images posted above. Nenk said, 'snails were often depicted in the margins of medieval illuminated manuscripts, thought to symbolise cowardice. That could mean it is “a satirical reference to cowardly or ...


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A form of Piccard is online. Typing "drache" in the search box on https://www.piccard-online.de/struktur.php gets 200-odd hits, some of which look like your image. In particular, https://www.wasserzeichen-online.de/wzis/struktur.php?ref=IT6900-PO-123950 , whose metadata includes Wasserzeichen IT6900-PO-123950 Referenznummer IT6900-PO-123950 ...


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Update: I located an article listing a few more documents which were burned. Some rare documents were: (i) Miniature editions of the Ramayana epic, (ii) The only existing copy of the Yalpanam Vaipavama, a history of Jaffna, (iii) Records of the Morning Star, a periodical publication of the missionaries in the early 20th century, (iv) Microfilms of important ...


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I think there is one such book that is somewhat closer to what you are expecting from a history book. The Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged. From the description given under the book. Histories of Nations tells the stories of 28 countries ranging from ancient nations like Egypt and China to the US, Sweden and Ghana. The book is a ...


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