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What is the work about? This important 17th-century encyclopaedia, the Dabistān-i Maz̲āhib (‘School of Religions’) can b...
A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...
A 17th-century copy of the Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and the rit...
This manuscript miscellany of Restoration poetry contains the earliest known copy of Andrew Marvell’s celebrated lyrical...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...
The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...
A 17th-century copy of the Zarātusht nāmah, a poetical account of the life of Zoroaster. What is the Zarātusht nāmah? T...
Map, Image, Manuscript
In the late 17th century, the South Seas were plagued by English buccaneers who plundered merchant ships for treasure. S...
Manuscript, Book, Duodecimo, Commonplace book
This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...
A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...
An autograph copy of the Mughal Princess Jahanara’s Muʼnis al-arvāḥ (‘The confidant of spirits’), a biography of the fam...
The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...
This manuscript contains a version of the work composed by the monk Śrīcandra in the 12th century, and is written in...