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  • 13th century zonal world map

    Map

    This 13th-century world map, though only 8 centimetres across, is more than a simple diagram. The southern (upper) hemis...

  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript

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

  • 13th-century Menaion

    Manuscript

    In the Greek church, the Menaion is the book containing prayers and hymns for the fixed feasts of the liturgical calenda...

  • Aristotle in Latin

    Manuscript

    This 13th-century manuscript contains Gerard of Cremona's (c. 1114-87) translations of Aristotelian works on natural phi...

  • Aviary and bestiary

    Manuscript

    An illustrated aviary (or text about birds) appears in this manuscript, which was made in Northern France during the 13t...

  • Chronicon Anglicanum

    Manuscript

    After Archbishop Hubert Walter’s death in 1205 and the rejection of other nominees to the see of Canterbury, the monks o...

  • Circular plan of Jerusalem

    Map

    Most medieval plans of Jerusalem give it circular walls (it was actually four-sided) and were probably of classical orig...

  • Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

    Manuscript

    Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

  • Collection of medieval historical works

    Manuscript

    This volume contains a variety of historical and legendary material, including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great and t...

  • Dialogue of the Exchequer

    Manuscript

    Richard fitz Nigel (1130-98), Bishop of Ely and author of The Dialogue of the Exchequer, has been described as a model c...

  • Double-edged sword

    Object

    This sword is typical of those that would have been wielded by European knights in the 13th century. Weighing 1.2 kg (2 ...

  • English copy of William of Malmesbury’s Deeds of t...

    Manuscript

    William of Malmesbury’s (b. c. 1095, d. c. 1143) Deeds of the Kings of the English focuses on political events and ruler...

  • Gospel lectionary from Pentrochonte

    Manuscript

    This fine 13th-century Gospel lectionary was owned by and likely created at the Monastery of St Nicholas in Pentrochonte...

  • Greek–Latin Psalter from Paris

    Manuscript

    Created in 1220s Paris, this is a rare example of a Greek manuscript from western Europe in the high Middle Ages. It con...

  • Guthlac Roll

    Vellum roll

    This manuscript is known as the Guthlac Roll. It is a long, thin strip of parchment which contains 18 ink ‘roundels’ – c...