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    • Codex Aureus Escorialensis

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    • A collection of the four Gospels, the Codex Aureus (or Golden Codex) was written around 1035, during the reign of the Emperor Conrad II, although it was commissioned by his son, Henry III. The Codex Aureus is one of the most notable manuscripts of...
    • Codex Aureus

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    • The portrait pages exhibit both Byzantine/Italian and Celtics styles, while the Canon Tables are primarily Celtic in design. Overall, the manuscript’s styles is similar to that of the Vespasian Psalter, although its use of gold, unusual in other...
    • Libro del caballero Zifar

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    • The Libro del caballero Zifar is the first extensive adventure story to have been written in Spanish and was composed around 1300. It retains traces of the chivalric romances of the Middle Ages and was probably written by Ferrand Martinez, cleric...
    • Codex Calixtinus

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    • Also known as the Liber Sancti Jacobi, this manuscript is a guidebook for pilgrims traveling to the shrine of the apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The text was long thought to have been written by Pope Callixtus II, but scholars...
    • Vergilius Vaticanus

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    • The Vergilius Vaticanus is the best preserved example of a book illustrated in the Greco-Roman tradition and constitutes one of the oldest sources of Virgil’s Aeneid. Produced in Rome around 400 A.D., it is also the oldest of the three surviving...
    • Codex Vindobonensis

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    • This is the earliest known illustrated herbal and contains the De Materia Medica of Dioscorides Pedanius, written ca. 60 AD. The work is a treatise on the medicinal value of herbs. Also included are illustrations of various animals and birds. ...
    • Apocalipsis Gulbenkian

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    • The text describes in allegorical language the struggles between good and evil, the persecution of the Church and its members, the temptations of the Devil and the tyrannical rule of the Antichrist. Evil creatures, including the Dragon, the Beast...
    • Martirologio de Usuardo

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    • From 841 to 847, Usuard was a monk at Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. His journey through Spain in 858 led to the incorporation of Spanish saints into his work on martyrs, which remained throughout the Middle Ages the most famous document of its...
    • Il Codice Squarcialupi

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    • The Squarcialupi Codex is one of the most notable fifteenth-century Italian music anthologies. Its 300 pieces represent nearly all of the most renowned composers of the fourteenth century. The codex is richly illuminated with gold and pigment. The...
    • Biblia de San Luis

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    • A richly illustrated “Moralized Bible,” in Latin. The earliest references to this work are the codicil and testament of Alfonso X the Wise, king of Castile, describing it as a "historiated Bible in three books given to us by the king of France"...
    • Biblia judía

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    • A fine example of a Mudejar (Spanish Muslim) binding, this manuscript also features fine filigree ornamentation and calligraphic medallions. The codex was used by the Spanish Rabbi Alfonso de Zamora, one of three Jewish scholars who worked under...
    • Ashburnham Pentateuch

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    • This work contains 18 miniatures out of an estimated original total of 69, which are distributed irregularly through the first four books of the Old Testament. No part of Deuteronomy has survived. Most of the illustrations occupy a full page and...
    • Cantigas de Santa María

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    • This manuscript was produced at the court of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284), king of Castile. The songs (cantigas) are written in Galician-Portuguese, the language of the Spanish troubadours. In total, 420 “songs to the Virgin Mary” were...
    • Theatrum Sanitatis

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    • Written by the Arab physician Ububchasym of Baldach (also known as Ellucasim Elimittar) in the mid 11th century, the Theatrum Sanitatis is a treatise on medicine. The work was widely popular in the 14th and 15th centuries and espouses medicine...
    • Il Codice J.II.9

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    • Collection of plainchant, polyphonic mass movements, motets, and polyphonic chansons. Containing 334 polyphonic and monophonic entries, the manuscript is the sole source dateable into the early fifteenth century devoted exclusively to French (or at...
    • Coran de Muley Zaydan

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    • This sixteenth-century Koran was "executed in the Mosque of the Al-Badi Palace in Marrakech, and finished on the 13th day of the month of Rab'ia in the year 1008 after the Hegira [2nd November 1599], during the reign of Sultan Al-Mansur, father of...

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