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  • Images of the life of Christ

    Manuscript

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...

  • Kitab al-Sunnah

    Manuscript

    This 13th-century manuscript is an extensive work containing the opinions and teachings of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, compil...

  • Laurent d'Orléans, La Somme le Roi

    Manuscript

    La Somme le Roi (A Survey for a King) was written for the children of Philip III of France (r. 1270 –1285) by their tuto...

  • Laws of the Londoners

    Manuscript

    By the end of the 12th century, French was commonly used as an administrative and legal language in England alongside La...

  • Laȝamon's Roman de Brut

    Manuscript

    Laȝamon’s Brut is a translation and reworking of an earlier text, Roman de Brut, written by Wace in around 1155. The Rom...

  • Magna Carta translated into Anglo-Norman French

    Manuscript

    To make Magna Carta readily intelligible to the barons, it was translated into French, their spoken language. One transl...

  • Mahzor Vitry

    Manuscript

    Jews have used prayer books in the synagogue communal services since early medieval times. One of the most significant l...

  • Matthew Paris's map of Britain

    Map, Manuscript

    The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...

  • Part of a Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript

    A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...

  • Peraldus' Theological Miscellany

    Manuscript

    Produced in England around 1255-1265, this theological miscellany contains a collection of textual materials for a preac...

  • Portrait of King John from Matthew Paris's Histori...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...

  • Psalter with the Hours of the Virgin Mary

    Manuscript

    The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...

  • Rochester Bestiary

    Manuscript

    Bestiaries, or ‘Books of beasts’, provide an account of the characteristics and habits of a variety of animals, both rea...

  • Spanish Qur’an from the 13th century

    Manuscript

    Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...

  • Sticherarion

    Manuscript

    The Sticherarion is a manuscript used in Greek church services. It contains liturgical texts accompanied by musical nota...