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  • 14th-century Greek New Testament

    Manuscript

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

  • 14th-century Iraqi Qur’ān

    Manuscript

    This juz’ or section of the Qur’ān was commissioned by the Ilkhanid ruler Sultan Öljeitü. The Ilkhanids descended from G...

  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

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

  • Abraham's Pentateuch and Rashi

    Manuscript

    Besides the Five Books of Moses, this 14th-century CE manuscript includes the standard Aramaic translation – Targum Onke...

  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript

    Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...

  • 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...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos

    Manuscript

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

  • Aslake world map

    Map

    This fragment of a 14th-century English world map was used as a cover for late-medieval records of a Norfolk estate and...

  • Aviary and bestiary

    Manuscript

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

  • Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript

    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 historiale of Charles V

    Manuscript

    A Bible historiale was the most frequently copied medieval version of the Bible in French. This vast copy – now in two v...

  • Bible of William of Devon

    Manuscript

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

  • Carmina Regia

    Manuscript

    The magnificent painting in this book was intended as a gift for Robert of Anjou, King of Naples from 1309-43.  It illus...

  • Constantine Manasses, Chronicle

    Manuscript

    While most works of history in the Byzantine world were composed in prose, Constantine Manasses (c. 1130-c. 1187) wrote...