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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 ...
The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...
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...
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...
The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...
This manuscript contains a version of the work composed by the monk Śrīcandra in the 12th century, and is written in...
This elegantly decorated manuscript from Persia is a collection of case law, compiled for the benefit of jurors. It show...
During the English Civil Wars, Magna Carta became a powerfully symbolic document, widely invoked by parliamentarians. Fo...
The Bundahishn, or ‘Primal Creation’, is a Zoroastrian Pahlavi text on cosmogony and cosmography. What is the manuscrip...