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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • 14th-century Mamluk Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 1300–1399

    This 14th-century Qur’an from Egypt. The manuscript This Qur’an is written in muhaqqaq script, with ornamental chapter ...

  • 14th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript Created date: 1375–1425

    This is a manuscript copy of the ‘Wycliffite Bible’ – the first complete copy of the Bible in the English language. Why...

  • 15th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: Early 15th century

    A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...

  • A 17th century textbook on comparative religion

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    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

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • A collection of Shaker hymns

    Book

    This is the first published collection of Shaker hymns, written and collated to convey the Shaker religious philosophy t...

  • A Syriac martyrdom text

    Manuscript Created date: 5th or 6th century

    This very early Syriac manuscript is a collection of accounts of eleven Christian martyrs dating from the 5th or 6th cen...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus Created date: end of the 2nd century–3rd century

    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • A volume of the Shelkar Kanjur

    Manuscript Created date: 1712

    An 18th-century Kanjur. What is the Kanjur? The Kanjur (bka' 'gyur) is a corpus of collected teachings of the Buddha, t...

  • A Zoroastrian discourse: The Menoy i khrad (‘Spiri...

    Manuscript Created date: 1521

    The Mēnōy i khrad (‘Spirit of Wisdom’), a Zoroastrian discourse. Text The Mēnōy i khrad (‘The Spirit of Wisdom’) is an e...

  • A Zoroastrian lawbook: Videvdad

    Manuscript Created date: 1323

    One of the oldest existing Zoroastrian manuscripts, the Pahlavi Vīdēvdād (‘Law to drive away the Demons’), a law book co...

  • ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s treatise on the establishment of a...

    Manuscript Created date: 1911

    ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Asrār al-Ghaybīyah fī Asbāb al-Madanīyah (‘Secret of divine civilisation’), a treatise on the philosophy ...

  • Adityavara-katha

    Manuscript Created date: 1792

    The manuscript A version of Gaṅgādāsa’s story of the ‘Sunday vow’, written in Gujarati in the Jain Devānāgarī script wi...