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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Constantine Manasses, Chronicle

    Manuscript

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

  • 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

    This is an illustration of the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which three figures, often aristocrati...

  • Decretals of Pope Boniface VIII

    Manuscript

    The Pope, as the head of the Catholic Church, led the single most powerful institution of the Middle Ages. He was assist...

  • Double-edged sword

    Object

    This sword is typical of those that would have been wielded by European knights in the 13th century. Weighing 1.2 kg (2 ...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript

    In one of the first images in the Holkham Bible Picture Book we find an image of The Fall, the series of events (describ...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...

  • Islamic map of the western Mediterranean

    Map

    This page from a Persian copy of a 10th-century atlas in the British Library's India Office collections is typical of Is...

  • John Dee's spirit mirror

    Object

    This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...

  • Luttrell Psalter

    Manuscript

    This celebrated manuscript was commissioned by a wealthy landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, in the first half of the 14th...