Exhibit Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Second Floor
Exhibit Dates: February 13 – June 1, 2018
2017 marked the quincentennial of the printing of the first translation of the Bible into the Belarusian language. Francysk Skaryna (1490-1552) is credited with publishing this translation.
From the start the work reflects the international nature of the world of the printing press. Skarina’s Bible for example was translated and printed in Cracow; the first Bulgarian Bible was printed in Germany. It was common for printing presses to start, close and move to new locations. The exhibit reviews the history and study of the printing press in Eastern Europe through various vernacular tongues.