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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Coronation book of Charles V of France

    Book

    This book offers us a glimpse of the rituals that ruled medieval life at the highest level of society. It records the de...

  • Dante's Inferno

    Manuscript

    Numerous graphic illustrations of the torments and inhabitants of Hell have been painted in the margins of this copy of ...

  • Dawes Illuminated Gospel-book

    Manuscript

    Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript

    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...

  • Decretals of Pope Boniface VIII

    Manuscript

    As the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope led one of the most powerful institutions of the Middle Ages, making laws t...