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  • Law synopsis of Michael Attaleiates

    Manuscript

    This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...

  • Le Morte Darthur

    Manuscript

    This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...

  • Lycophron with commentary

    Manuscript

    Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes

  • Medical miscellany

    Manuscript

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

  • Miniatures of King Edward II, Hugh Despenser and Q...

    Manuscript, Illustration, Image

    These miniature illustrations show two defining moments from the start and end of King Edward II’s turbulent reign (1307...

  • Nahmanides' Commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript

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

  • Qisas al-anbiya

    Manuscript

    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

    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

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

  • The Conference of birds by Farid al-Din ʻAttar

    Manuscript

    A later Timurid copy of Manṭiq al-ṭayr by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār (d. ca. 1230) containing nine illustrations. ʻAṭṭār and th...

  • The Duke of Sussex's Portuguese Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    Jews enjoyed a rich cultural life in 15th-century Portugal, as is demonstrated by this fine manuscript. It is one of onl...

  • The Legend of Good Women

    Manuscript, Printed book

    The Legend of Good Women is one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s longer poems (the third longest, in fact). He wrote it after he wr...

  • The N-town Plays

    Manuscript

    What is a mystery cycle? The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – colle...

  • The Wedding of King Edward II and Isabella of Fran...

    Manuscript

    On 25 January 1308, in Boulogne, northern France, a French princess aged only 12 – the daughter of King Phillip IV (1268...

  • The York Plays

    Manuscript

    The York Plays compirse one of the four complete surviving medieval play cycles sometimes known as ‘mystery cycles’. The...