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Rudolf von Ems - Rudolf von Ems/Reise Jakobs/Buchmal.1411

Rudolf von Ems - Rudolf von Ems/Reise Jakobs/Buchmal.1411

Pope Joan

Pope Joan

14th c dog cart

Smithfield Decretals from the British Library illuminated manuscripts website. Man riding in a dog cart Origin France, S.) Date Last quarter of the century or quarter of the century Language Latin Script Gothic

How do you spice up the dull task of copying line after line of a medieval manuscript? Some monks added lighthearted touches to the marginalia of their manuscripts by doodling murderous beasts, penis monsters, and lots and lots of butts. Some images below are NSFW.

Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts

Two headless guys in the Summer volume of the Breviary of Renaud and Marguerite de Bar, Metz ca. (Verdun, Bibliothèque municipale, MS f.

Amazon.com: Attila the Hun (Command) (9781472808875): Nic Fields, Steve Noon: Books

Attila the Hun (reigned CE) was the leader of the nomadic people known as the Huns and ruler of the Hunnic Empire, which he established.

Image dated 1430 showing men's kirtles

Medieval Peasants’ costume – men

Marco Polo in Caravan with Brothers from Catalan Map World History/Asia Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Marco Polo in Caravan with Brothers from Catalan Map World History/Asia Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France Stock Photo

Korean world map, of a type whose religious and cosmological content goes back to mid–fourth-century China, is centered on the legendary Mount Meru in Central Asia. T

A Korean world map, above, of a type whose religious and cosmological content goes back to mid–fourth-century China, is centered on the legendary Mount Meru in Central Asia. (Linked by Diane O'Donovan)

Painting an image in a shrine

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

ottoman fishpond

ottoman fishpond

Medieval Bestiary : Lion Gallery

Ashmole Folio Three attributes of the lion: the lion likes to be on high hills; the lion has one less cub each year; the lion licks (or breathes) life into his cubs.

an interesting page layout, Mary of Egypt feeding a lion, a bear and a stag

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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