What makes The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola so special?

One of a kind collection

A true literary masterpiece comprised of 15 volumes, bound in four tomes, on 3,552 large-format pages; there are 24 appendixes and 528 copper engravings.

Literary treasure

The Glory is the first systematic approach to present our history, land, and ways of life. Even today, it satisfies most of the contemporary criteria of serious scientific work.

Historic source

The Glory contains a number of historical letters and documents that were preserved only through this book; originals and other transcripts had been lost in the course of history.

Baroque masterpiece

The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola is not a dull encyclopedia but a personal account of Valvasor, exciting and humorous, but scientific from the first page on.

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Encyclopedia and chronicle of Carniola, one of the most influential works of this kind in the world.
Valvasor described Carniola in terms of its history, geography, topography, medicine, ethnology, biology, geology, and other fields of science.
The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola is ornated with (528) copper engravings, (24) supplements, many images and ornate maps.
a Carniolan nobleman, member of the Royal Society of London, a student of history, geography, archeology, mathematics, magic, and alchemy...
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