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Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image
This rich collection of woodcuts gives a fascinating insight into global fashions of Shakespeare’s day. With its Italian...
These notorious manuscripts appear to support the idea of Christopher Marlowe as the wild boy of Elizabethan literature....
The 15th and 16th centuries saw an outburst of scholarly interest in Greek literature in western Europe. The arrival of...
The 3rd-century CE author Athenaeus is known today for his long work, the Deipnosophistae (‘Dinner Sophists’). This work...
In 1599, King James VI of Scotland published Basilikon Doron (The King’s Gift), a letter to his young son Henry (1594–16...
The original binding of Additional 28821, a volume containing Byzantine musical texts, is now kept separately, having de...
The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...
This tiny but important book, Palladis Tamia or Wits Treasury (1598), was written by the clergyman and literary critic F...
Manuscript, Image, Illustration
This early 17th-century manuscript contains unique coloured drawings of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, who...
Book, Folio, Manuscript annotation
This is the earliest known reference to Hamlet, in a note made by the scholar Gabriel Harvey in his copy of the works of...
Book, Folio, Engraving, Illustration, Image
This is an illustration from Regnum Congo, hoc est Vera descriptio Regni Africani (The Kingdom of Congo, that is a True ...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
Ongoing developments in Greek music resulted in the appearance of the ‘kalophonic’ (beautiful-sounding) style of chant. ...
Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image
These are illustrations from the friendship album of the student Gervasius Fabricius zu Klesheim of Salzburg, and others...
The Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (c. 1275–c. 1345) is best known now for his work De Animalium Proprietate (‘On the Natu...