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Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...
This remarkable manuscript, completed on 7 May 1545, contains a range of treatises on warfare and weaponry, including te...
The prolific scribe John Mauromates (fl. 1541–65), originally from Corfu, was active in Venice in the middle of the 16th...
The lifetime of the historian Laonikos Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-c. 1490) coincided with the fall of Constantinople and th...
The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...
The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...
Manuscript, Illustration, Map
This 16th century drawing describes the Fal estuary in Cornwall, from Falmouth (the mouth of the river Fal) to Truro. Th...
The mechanical treatises of Hero of Alexandria, which were extremely popular in Byzantium and in the early modern era, s...
Manuscript, Map, Drawing
This plan shows Mount’s Bay in Cornwall in an invasion scenario and is thought to date from around 1540. It is orientate...
Johannes Cuno (1463–1513) was a Dominican friar and humanist from Nuremberg. He travelled to Italy around 1500, where he...
This early 16th-century manuscript contains the text commonly referred to as the ‘Pahlavi Rivāyat’, is a Pahlavi (Middle...
This manuscript of the 'Uttaradhyayana Sutra' was written in Prakrit prose and verse in the 16th century. The image show...
A 16th-century Qur’an of Afghani, or possibly Indian, origin. The manuscript Librarians’ notes show that this manuscript...
The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...
An illustrated 16th-century account of the lives of the Prophets, in Persian. The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ There are several di...