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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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1000-600 BCE

1000-600 BCE

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The Jews write down the Torah, the earliest part of the text subsequently known to Christians as the Old Testament ...
10th century

10th century

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With the end of iconoclasm, the screen between the nave and the altar sanctuary becomes covered in icons in Orthodox churches ...
11th century

11th century

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Iceland's parliament, the althing, passes a resolution that everyone on the island is to be baptized ...
12th century

12th century

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The Assassins, a sect of Nizari Ismailis, begin to acquire strongholds in Persia ...
13th century

13th century

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The new Christian doctrine of Transubstantiation prompts rumours that the Jews desecrate the consecrated Host ...
14th century

14th century

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Flying buttresses are a striking new structural feature on the exterior of Gothic cathedrals ...
15th century

15th century

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Guilds of singers and song-writers develop in German towns, calling themselves Meistersinger, or master singers ...
16th century

16th century

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The people of Benin begin a lasting tradition of sculpture in brass, melted down from objects brought by traders ...
17th century

17th century

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The Yoruba develop an extensive empire centred on Oyo in southern Nigeria ...

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