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Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...
This 14th-century Qur’an from Egypt. The manuscript This Qur’an is written in muhaqqaq script, with ornamental chapter ...
This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...
Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination
A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...
While most works of history in the Byzantine world were composed in prose, Constantine Manasses (c. 1130-c. 1187) wrote...
Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...
Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...
As the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope led one of the most powerful institutions of the Middle Ages, making laws t...
This sword is typical of those that would have been wielded by European knights in the 13th century. Weighing 1.2 kg (2 ...
The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...
This page from a Persian copy of a 10th-century atlas in the British Library's India Office collections is typical of Is...
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
The Maastricht Hours is an early 14th-century Book of Hours written in Latin and French. The manuscript was made near Li...
The plan of Jerusalem (left) shows the biblical city rather than the medieval one. The homes (‘domus’) of King Solomon, ...