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The Maastricht Hours is an early 14th-century Book of Hours written in Latin and French. The manuscript was made near Li...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Codex
Guide for the Perplexed is a philosophical work by Moses ben Maimon, known as Maimonides (1135–1204). He was born in Cor...
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...
Medieval Christian belief stated that demons were fallen angels who underwent a physical transformation to become the be...
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...
Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...
Portolan charts were primarily of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, but were soon extended to include Europe's Atlantic c...
This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...
The longest text in this illustrated medical compendium is a French translation of the Chirurgia (Surgery), a practical...
During the 13th and 14th centuries, Magna Carta was frequently copied into chronicles and collections of charters and st...
This is part nine of an Egyptian Qur’an in thirty volumes, written in rayhani script. It was copied in the 14th century ...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
A 14th-century Book of Hours. Books of Hours were popular books of devotion during the late Middle Ages and Renaissanc...
King John’s body was taken to Worcester Cathedral for burial, in accordance with his wishes. This later medieval image s...