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  • Gospel-book from Lebanon

    Manuscript

    This 10th-century copy of the Gospels in Greek contains fine decorated headpieces at the beginning of each gospel. The v...

  • Gospel-book with recycled binding

    Manuscript

    This copy of the Gospels was written in the 12th century in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes decorated headpieces...

  • Gospels on purple parchment

    Manuscript

    The Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, a Greek manuscript of the Gospels, was written in the 6th century. It gets its name...

  • Greek bestiary

    Manuscript

    The Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (c. 1275–c. 1345) is best known now for his work De Animalium Proprietate (‘On the Natu...

  • Greek Gospel lectionary with notes in Arabic

    Manuscript

    This Greek Gospel lectionary contains exquisite decorated headpieces, characteristic of the style of 12th-century Byzant...

  • Greek medical treatises

    Manuscript

    This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...

  • Greek military and technical treatises

    Manuscript

    The treatises of Hero of Alexandria (mid-1st century CE) on pneumatics and automata were hugely popular in the Byzantine...

  • Greek Saints’ Lives for October

    Manuscript

    Manuscripts containing the Lives of the Saints, organised according to their feast days, were very popular in the Byzant...

  • Greek–Latin glossary

    Manuscript

    This manuscript was used by scholars in 8th-century western Europe to learn Greek. The bulk of the volume is taken up by...

  • Greek–Latin Psalter from Paris

    Manuscript

    Created in 1220s Paris, this is a rare example of a Greek manuscript from western Europe in the high Middle Ages. It con...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript

    Copied and illuminated in the middle of the 10th century, this manuscript is a remarkable example of book production in...

  • Harley Greek Gospels

    Manuscript

    This manuscript of the four Gospels in Greek is lavishly illuminated. It contains not only the usual four portraits of t...

  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • Hero’s Pneumatika

    Manuscript

    Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...

  • Homiliary

    Manuscript

    The writings of the Christian theologians of the first millennium were hugely important for the Byzantine church. Someti...