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Illuminated manuscripts

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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

Illuminated calligraphic manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman, c 1880

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Identifier: Ms.Add.5
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman. Each page is highly illuminated, and includes a prayer and a note indicating when to recite said prayer (for example 'Sixth Sunday after Epiphany', and 'Ninth Sunday after Trinity'), a decorated initial, and richly illuminated borders.Also includes a contemporary carte de visite portrait of Louisa Mary Freeman, taken by Hennah & Kent in...

Illuminated manuscript by Charles Oppenheimer (1875-1961) of 'The Eve of Saint Agnes' by John Keats

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1261
Identifier: Coll-1666
Scope and Contents 1901 work in the form of an illuminated manuscript of the poem The Eve of Saint Agnes, by John Keats. The bound volume is of fourteen pages of vellum.

Work demonstrates Oppenheimer's craftsmanship and skill and improving drawing. It is not known whether the item was a commission, an academic exercise or business sample.

Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din), 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 20
Scope and Contents This work, the greatest oriental treasure of Edinburgh University Library, is one of the supreme masterpieces of Persian book painting and one of the most important medieval manuscripts from either West or East. It was written by the historian and vizier to the Ilkhanid court, Rashid al-Din, and copied in Tabriz by the author's own scribes and illustrators. There is some debate as to the exact date of this manuscript, but it was almost certainly completed within the author's lifetime, making it...

Mahābhārata, illustrated manuscript scroll, 1795 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 510
Scope and Contents A monumental epic (or perhaps more correctly a ‘chronicle’) dated as a text to about 400 BCE – 400 CE, the Mahābhārata consists of dramatic narrative and sermonising didactic on ethics and moral law (dharma) as played out in the lives of two groups of dynastic cousins who fought over control of Bhāratavarṣa, present day central north India. It is one of the two major epics of ancient India, the...

Manuale by Pseudo-Augustine, late 15th century

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Identifier: MS 103/ff. 1r-27r
Contents The text is a translation of chapters 1-24 of the spurious work written in Latin under the name of Augustine of Hippo (354-430, bishop, theologian, and Doctor of the Church) with the title of Manuale (i.e. handbook). It is a collection of maxims and teachings by different Christian authors and Doctors of the Church, but it does contain in particular a high number of excerpts from Saint Augustine's works. The portion of the Latin text translated is published in...

MS 10: New Testament [Bible. New Testament. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

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Identifier: MS 10
Contents The manuscript contains the New Testament. The text between Book of Revelation chapter 17, verse 8 to First Letter of Peter chapter 2, verse 13 is missing. The manuscript includes the apocryphal Letter to the Laodiceans (f. 253r). A letter written "to the Laodiceans" or "from Laodicea" (depending on the different interpretation of the Latin text) is mentioned in the ...

MS 100: Composite manuscript including four texts, 12th century

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Identifier: MS 100
Contents Contains four different texts, in two different hands.ff. 1r-53v: ‘Hexameron’ by Basil of Caesareaff. 53v-97v: ‘De Conditione Hominis’ by Gregory of Nyssaff. 98r-116r: ‘De Anima’ by Cassiodorusff. 116v-119v: Sermon on the Sacrament of the AltarThe texts are described separately, under MS 100/ff.1r-53v; MS 100/ff.53v-97v; MS 100/ff. 98r-116r; MS 100/ff. 116v-119v. Writing The first three texts (ff.1-116) are written by the same...

MS 108: Composite manuscript including five texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 108
Contents Contains five texts written by three different hands.ff. 1r-48r: 'Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura' or 'Specchio di coscienza' ('Confessional: all the concerns of humans' or 'Mirror of Conscience') by Saint Antoninus, Archbishop of Florenceff. 48v-70v: 'Trattato della mondizia del cuore' ('Treatise on the Purity of the Heart') by Domenico Cavalcaff. 71r-80r: 'Conflictus vitiorum atque virtutum' ('The Contest between Vices and Virtues') by Ambrosius Autpertus.ff. 81r-100r:...

MS 11: New Testament and Wisdom Books [Bible. New Testament. Latin. Vulgate], 14th century

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Identifier: MS 11
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the text of the New Testament according to the Vulgate. The four canonical Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation are preceded by prologues. The prologues of the Gospels belong to the monarchian tradition, so called because it relates to the monarchian doctrine, which saw God as one person. They accompany several extant copies of the Vulgate, although their text is not derived from...

MS 118: Expositio in Libros Posteriorum Aristotelis by Paul of Venice, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 118
Contents This manuscript contains Expositio in Libros Posteriorum Aristotelis by Paul of Venice (1369–1429), a scholastic philosopher, logician, theologian of the Hermits of the Order of Saint Augustine. The Expositio in Libros Posteriorum Aristotelis is a commentary on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics that deals with the problems of logic and argumentation.Contents...