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Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 15th century
Jean Froissart’s Chronicles are an important narrative source for the history of western Europe in the 14th century. Rel...
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...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1457–1530
Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1480–1500
John Rous (d. 1492), was a historian and chantry priest of Guy’s Cliffe in Warwickshire. In around 1480, he began work o...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
Notebook Created date: c. 1478 – 1518
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, kept notes and drawings of his studies, idea...
Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
Map Created date: 15th century
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...
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...
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...
Painting, Image Created date: 15th Century
This 15th-century Spanish painting depicts the so-called ‘Santiago Matamoros’ or ‘Saint James the Moor-slayer’. As in ma...
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...
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...
Manuscript Created date: Between 1495 and 1735
The Rig Veda is the earliest of the four Vedas and one of the most important texts of the Hindu tradition. It is a large...
Manuscript Created date: 1495–1735
The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...