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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 ...
Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...
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...
As the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope led one of the most powerful institutions of the Middle Ages, making laws t...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
The messianic imagery found in these splendid Hebrew Bibles is unique. Crystallised in Spain in the 13th century and app...
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...
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...
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...
A 14th-century codex of the Pentateuch, complete with Rashi’s commentary. Why is Rashi’s commentary important? Rashi, a...