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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...
Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
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...
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: 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...
Manuscript Created date: c.1490-1500
This allegorical poem of chivalric love is illustrated with 92 brilliant miniatures, of which four are half-page paintin...
Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 15th century CE
The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...
Manuscript Created date: Late 15th or early 16th century
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 Created date: 1475–1499
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 Created date: 1450–1500
The Legend of Good Women is one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s longer poems (the third longest, in fact). He wrote it after he wr...
Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 15th century–1st quarter of the 16th century
What is a mystery cycle? The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – colle...
Manuscript Created date: late 15th century
The York Plays compirse one of the four complete surviving medieval play cycles sometimes known as ‘mystery cycles’. The...