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What is the work about? This important 17th-century encyclopaedia, the Dabistān-i Maz̲āhib (‘School of Religions’) can b...
A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...
A 17th-century copy of the Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and the rit...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...
Engraving, Illustration, Image, Manuscript
This manuscript is William Strachey’s eyewitness account of life in the early colonial settlement of Virginia, North Ame...
The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image
These are illustrations from the friendship album of the student Gervasius Fabricius zu Klesheim of Salzburg, and others...
The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...
A 17th-century copy of the Zarātusht nāmah, a poetical account of the life of Zoroaster. What is the Zarātusht nāmah? T...
Map, Image, Manuscript
In the late 17th century, the South Seas were plagued by English buccaneers who plundered merchant ships for treasure. S...
Friendship album, Manuscript, Illustration, Image
This remarkable friendship album was put together by a man named Michael van Meer, who seems to have lived in Hamburg an...
Manuscript, Book, Duodecimo, Commonplace book
This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...
A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...
An autograph copy of the Mughal Princess Jahanara’s Muʼnis al-arvāḥ (‘The confidant of spirits’), a biography of the fam...