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This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
This sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights was made wi...
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...
Manuscript, Illustration, Image
These miniature illustrations show two defining moments from the start and end of King Edward II’s turbulent reign (1307...
A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...
The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā belongs to a common genre of Islamic literature that relates the stories of various prophets in the...
The 15th century saw the migration of many Greek scribes and scholars to Italy. Among them was Ioannes Rhosos, a Cretan...
The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...
A later Timurid copy of Manṭiq al-ṭayr by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār (d. ca. 1230) containing nine illustrations. ʻAṭṭār and th...
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...
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...
What is a mystery cycle? The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – colle...
On 25 January 1308, in Boulogne, northern France, a French princess aged only 12 – the daughter of King Phillip IV (1268...
The York Plays compirse one of the four complete surviving medieval play cycles sometimes known as ‘mystery cycles’. The...