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  • 13th century zonal world map


    This 13th-century world map, though only 8 centimetres across, is more than a simple diagram. The southern (upper) hemis...

  • 13th-century Menaion


    In the Greek church, the Menaion is the book containing prayers and hymns for the fixed feasts of the liturgical calenda...

  • 14th-century Greek New Testament


    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide


    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • Aristotle in Latin


    This 13th-century manuscript contains Gerard of Cremona's (c. 1114-87) translations of Aristotelian works on natural phi...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos


    Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...

  • Aviary and bestiary


    An illustrated aviary (or text about birds) appears in this manuscript, which was made in Northern France during the 13t...

  • Babylonian Talmud


    This is an exceptionally rare item: a treasured medieval Jewish text, known as the Talmud, that somehow escaped the publ...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • Bible of William of Devon


    Made in England around the middle of the 13th century, this grand illustrated manuscript includes the entire Bible in on...

  • Chronicon Anglicanum


    After Archbishop Hubert Walter’s death in 1205 and the rejection of other nominees to the see of Canterbury, the monks o...

  • Circular plan of Jerusalem


    Most medieval plans of Jerusalem give it circular walls (it was actually four-sided) and were probably of classical orig...

  • Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite


    Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

  • Collection of medieval historical works


    This volume contains a variety of historical and legendary material, including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great and t...