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  • 13th century zonal world map

    Map Created date: 13th century

    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 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...

  • 13th-century Menaion

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    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 Created date: 13th century

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

  • Aviary and bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 1250–1300

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

  • Book of the Constellations of the Fixed Stars

    Manuscript Created date: 1260–1280

    An illustrated manuscript detailing the constellations. What is in the manuscript? The manuscript contains an illustrat...

  • Chronicon Anglicanum

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: 13th century

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

  • Coldingham Breviary

    Manuscript, Manuscript Created date: c. 1270–1280

    A 13th-century breviary. Made for the Benedictine priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Coldingham, Berwickshire, this h...

  • Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

  • Collection of medieval historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

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

  • Dialogue of the Exchequer

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: c. 1250-1330

    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 Created date: 1st half of the 13th century–c. 1291

    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 Created date: 13th century

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