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La Somme le Roi (A Survey for a King) was written for the children of Philip III of France (r. 1270 –1285) by their tuto...
By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...
Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...
To make Magna Carta readily intelligible to the barons, it was translated into French, their spoken language. One transl...
Jews have used prayer books in the synagogue communal services since early medieval times. One of the most significant l...
The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...
The murder of King John’s nephew, Prince Arthur (1187–1203) had far-reaching consequences, since it led indirectly to th...
A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...
Produced in England around 1255-1265, this theological miscellany contains a collection of textual materials for a preac...
One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...
The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...
Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...
Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...
The Sticherarion is a manuscript used in Greek church services. It contains liturgical texts accompanied by musical nota...
Marie de France is one of the most intriguing figures in medieval European literature. She is one of the first recorded...