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    • Expositio in omnes Pauli epistolas, fragment.

    • Expositio in omnes Pauli epistolas, fragment.

    • Manuscripts, Medieval Florus; Lugdunensis; Citeaux (Cote-d'Or, France)

    • Leaf from a twelfth century theology book, copied at the Monastery of Citeaux in France. The book was written on animal skins since paper was not used in Europe at that time, and was intended for study or for reading aloud within the monastic...
    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • Leaf from a small portable Gothic Bible, copied in France in the thirteenth century. The Latin translation used throughout this period was known as the Vulgate, since Latin was the common or vulgar language read by all literate people of the time....
    • Breviary, England, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Breviary, England, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Breviaries--England--lllustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--England; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • Leaf from a book used for daily prayers by a monk or other person living in a religious community, probably in England. The book was written in the thirteenth century on animal skin since paper was not used at that time. The text is from an...
    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--Renaissance, 1450 - 1600

    • Leaf from a Book of Hours, a book used for private prayers, written by hand on a sheet printed with woodblock borders. The Book of Hours originally including this leaf was made in Paris around 1524. The leaf is from a supplemental section, the...
    • Psalter, England, early 15th century, fragment.

    • Psalter, England, early 15th century, fragment.

    • Psalters--England--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--England; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Psalter or Book of Psalms is a book of the Hebrew Bible with the text of 150 songs, traditionally believed to have been written by the Hebrew King David. The Psalter was used for both public worship and private prayers and, until Books of Hours...
    • Book of Hours, France, mid 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, mid 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--Italy--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--Italy; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1500-1550

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Koran--Commentaries

    • Original sixteenth century leaf from a commentary or writings about the text of the Qur'an written on handmade paper. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Persian

    • An original manuscript leaf from a late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century Persian Qur'an, written and illuminated circa 1570-1630 on handmade paper. The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language

    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. One of Persia's most famous poets, the twelfth century Nizam-uddin Abu Mahommed Ilyas bin Yusuf lived most of his life in Ganja, in what now is Azerbaijan. Nizami is best remembered for his...
    • Antiphonary, France, 15th century, fragment.

    • Antiphonary, France, 15th century, fragment.

    • Antiphonaries--Illustrations; Gregorian chants--Illustrations; Music--Manuscripts--France; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval

    • Leaf from a fifteenth century French antiphonary, representing a segment of text related to the Feast of the Crown of Thorns. Also called an antiphonal or antiphoner, an antiphonary collects portions of psalms and hymns sung during liturgies or...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language

    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Persian poetry

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. This original fourteenth century leaf is from a calligraphic manuscript of the Divan of Hafiz, the collected poems of the poet also known as Muhammed Shamsuddin Hafiz or Shamsoddin Mohammad...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Afghani

    • The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things necessary for a righteous life. This illuminated leaf of...
    • Souvenir folder of Lynch, Kentucky.

    • Souvenir folder of Lynch, Kentucky.

    • Cityscapes; Mining; Churches; Streets; Hospitals; Orthodox churches; Schools; Department stores; Power plants; Catholic churches; Athletic fields; Methodist Episcopal churches; Hotels; Banks; Post offices; Buildings; United States Coal and Coke...

    • Souvenir folder of postcards from Lynch, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Lynch is a mining town and some of the views reflect that role: there are views of mine entrances. Also pictured are various churches, including a Greek Orthodox church, an...
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