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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...

  • Abraham's Pentateuch and Rashi

    Manuscript Created date: 1325-1349 CE

    Besides the Five Books of Moses, this 14th-century CE manuscript includes the standard Aramaic translation – Targum Onke...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1308–40

    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...

  • 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...

  • Double-edged sword

    Object Created date: c. 1250-1330

    This sword is typical of those that would have been wielded by European knights in the 13th century. Weighing 1.2 kg (2 ...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1327–1335

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • 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...

  • Islamic map of the western Mediterranean

    Map Created date: 14th century

    This page from a Persian copy of a 10th-century atlas in the British Library's India Office collections is typical of Is...

  • John Dee's spirit mirror

    Object Created date: 14th–16th century

    This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...