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  • 14th-century Greek New Testament

    Manuscript Created date: 14th century

    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • 14th-century Mamluk Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 1300–1399

    This 14th-century Qur’an from Egypt. The manuscript This Qur’an is written in muhaqqaq script, with ornamental chapter ...

  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript Created date: first half of the 14th century

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex Created date: c. 1284–1316

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos

    Manuscript Created date: 14th century

    Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...

  • Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript Created date: 1290–1309

    This is an exceptionally rare item: a treasured medieval Jewish text, known as the Talmud, that somehow escaped the publ...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination Created date: 14th Century

    A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...

  • Constantine Manasses, Chronicle

    Manuscript Created date: 1312-13

    While most works of history in the Byzantine world were composed in prose, Constantine Manasses (c. 1130-c. 1187) wrote...

  • Dawes Illuminated Gospel-book

    Manuscript Created date: 1314-15

    Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...

  • Decretals of Pope Boniface VIII

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 14th century

    As the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope led one of the most powerful institutions of the Middle Ages, making laws t...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 14th century

    The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...

  • Maastricht Hours

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    The Maastricht Hours is an early 14th-century Book of Hours written in Latin and French. The manuscript was made near Li...

  • Mattheus Platearius, Circa instans

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    Mattheus Platearius (active during the 12th century) was a physician from the medical school of Salerno, near Naples in...

  • On the Laws and Customs of England

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1272 - 1307

    The treatise known as Bracton, composed in the wake of Magna Carta, is the most ambitious legal work from medieval Engla...

  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile Created date: scroll c. 1300–1399

    A 14th-century Torah Scroll from the Iberian Peninsula, complete with mantle. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll...