The Vatican Library in the twenty-first century : The New Yorker

A recent New Yorker article talks about the renovation of the Vatican Library and the controversy surrounding it.

LETTER FROM ROME about the Vatican Library. One day early in the sixteen-twenties, an archivist working in the library of the Holy See stumbled upon a text of Procopius’s “Historia Arcana” (“The Secret History”), which painted a devastating new portrait of the Emperor Justinian and his inner circle as venal, corrupt, immoral, and un-Christian. The discovery set off a bitter debate about just who Justinian was, and raised questions about the way history is written.

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