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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...
The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...
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, ...
Mattheus Platearius (active during the 12th century) was a physician from the medical school of Salerno, near Naples in...
Manuscript, Scroll, Textile
A 14th-century Torah Scroll from the Iberian Peninsula, complete with mantle. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll...
The earliest surviving glossed Bibles from Ashkenaz (Franco-German lands) date from the 13th century CE. They show an or...