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  • Medical miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...

  • Miniatures of nuns and monks praying, c. 1430

    Manuscript, Painting, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 1405 - c. 1430

    These delicate paintings show nuns and monks praying in their stalls. They are part of a series of miniatures in an orna...

  • Nahmanides' Commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400–1499

    A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...

  • Qisas al-anbiya

    Manuscript Created date: 15th century

    The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā belongs to a common genre of Islamic literature that relates the stories of various prophets in the...

  • Renaissance volume of Greek oratory

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 15th century

    The 15th century saw the migration of many Greek scribes and scholars to Italy. Among them was Ioannes Rhosos, a Cretan...

  • Sefer Torah Or 1462

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 15th century CE

    The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...

  • The Forme of Cury

    Manuscript Created date: 1420s

    The Forme of Cury is the oldest known instructive cookery book written in the English language (the Middle English word ...

  • The Life and songs of a famous Tibetan Yogi

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–1450

    Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa.  Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...

  • The Parliament of Fowls

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    Ever wondered where the tradition of sending cards to your beloved on Valentine’s Day comes from? You might imagine that...

  • The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–1432

    This spectacular manuscript contains The Regiment of Princes by Thomas Hoccleve (1367–1426), who was a poet and governme...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–20

    The Regiment of Princes was the most popular work of the English poet Thomas Hoccleve (d. 1426). Hoccleve wrote the poem...