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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • Spanish Qur’an from the 13th century

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...

  • Syriac Gospel Lectionary

    Codex, Manuscript Created date: c. 1216–20

    A Syriac Gospel, produced in what is now northern Iraq. What was Syriac and how was it written? Syriac is the dialect o...

  • Winchester Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    The calendar in this elaborate copy of the Book of Psalms suggests that it was made at Winchester’s Old Minster during t...