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  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–75

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

  • Carmina Regia

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1335- c. 1340

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

  • Coronation book of Charles V of France

    Book Created date: c. 1365

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

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1450

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • De Brailes Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1240

    Produced in Oxford in around 1240, this small, portable manuscript (measuring only 150 x 125 mm) is the earliest extant...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • French Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1480–90

    The Book of Hours was an extremely popular type of prayer book that enabled laypeople to imitate the daily cycle of pray...

  • Golf Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1540

    The Golf Book is a Book of Hours, made in Bruges during the early 1540s. The book’s calendar gives the manuscript its re...

  • Harley Golden Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 9th century

    The Harley Golden Gospels is a magnificent copy of the Four Gospels written entirely in gold and decorated on every page...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1327–1335

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • Hours of René of Anjou

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410

    Music was a key aspect of religious life and was a significant feature of medieval funerals, as depicted in this Book of...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 14th century

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

  • Indian miniature painting

    Artwork Created date: c. 1660

    This image was painted in the Deccan area of South India, possibly Bijapur, in about 1660. It depicts an ascetic, identi...

  • Maastricht Hours

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 14th century

    The Maastricht Hours is an early 14th-century Book of Hours written in Latin and French. The manuscript was made near Li...

  • Medieval bestiary

    Book Created date: end 12th century

    Bestiaries are books containing descriptions of birds and beasts both real and fantastical, to which Christian moral and...