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The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...
This 13th-century manuscript is an extensive work containing the opinions and teachings of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, compil...
La Somme le Roi (A Survey for a King) was written for the children of Philip III of France (r. 1270 –1285) by their tuto...
By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...
Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...
To make Magna Carta readily intelligible to the barons, it was translated into French, their spoken language. One transl...
Jews have used prayer books in the synagogue communal services since early medieval times. One of the most significant l...
The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...
This manuscript contains a copy of the Physiologus, a collection of stories about animals and plants. It is the basis fo...
The murder of King John’s nephew, Prince Arthur (1187–1203) had far-reaching consequences, since it led indirectly to th...
The treatise known as Bracton, composed in the wake of Magna Carta, is the most ambitious legal work from medieval Engla...
A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...
Produced in England around 1255-1265, this theological miscellany contains a collection of textual materials for a preac...
One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...
The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...