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  • Laonikos Chalkokondyles, Histories

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    The lifetime of the historian Laonikos Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-c. 1490) coincided with the fall of Constantinople and th...

  • Letter of Aristeas

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...

  • Mahavira preaching from the Uttaradhyayana Sutra

    Manuscript Created date: Early 16th century

    The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...

  • Mechanical Texts by Hero of Alexandria

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 16th century

    The mechanical treatises of Hero of Alexandria, which were extremely popular in Byzantium and in the early modern era, s...

  • Notebook of Johannes Cuno

    Manuscript Created date: c 1506-c 1508

    Johannes Cuno (1463–1513) was a Dominican friar and humanist from Nuremberg. He travelled to Italy around 1500, where he...

  • Pahlavi Rivayat

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    This early 16th-century manuscript contains the text commonly referred to as the ‘Pahlavi Rivāyat’, is a Pahlavi (Middle...

  • Pratikramana vidhi

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    This manuscript of the 'Uttaradhyayana Sutra' was written in Prakrit prose and verse in the 16th century. The image show...

  • Prayer pages from a 16th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 1500–1599

    A 16th-century Qur’an of Afghani, or possibly Indian, origin. The manuscript Librarians’ notes show that this manuscript...

  • Rigveda

    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...

  • Stories of the Prophets

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    An illustrated 16th-century account of the lives of the Prophets, in Persian. The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ There are several di...

  • The Conference of birds by Farid al-Din ʻAttar

    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...

  • The Devonshire Manuscript

    Manuscript, Quarto Created date: 16th century

    This hand-written volume, known as the Devonshire Manuscript, is an anthology of courtly love poems made by members of H...

  • The N-town Plays

    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...

  • Works of Justin Martyr

    Manuscript Created date: 1541

    The 16th century saw increasing interest in the writings of the Church Fathers. One of the earliest Christian theologian...

  • Yiddish Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1500–1599

    A 16th-century Yiddish translation of the Torah. What is Yiddish? Yiddish is an old language that was spoken by Jewish...