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    The capture of Jerusalem by Saladin on October 2, 1187 which caused the Third Crusade (1189-92). Balian of Ibelin surrenders and hands over the keys to the Tower of David to Saladin. From the chronicle of David Aubert. Illuminated manuscript; 15th century.


    King Richard I Lionheart (1157-1199) watches Muslim prisoners being beheaded after the capture of Acre in 1189. When it became apparent that Saladin was not willing to pay the terms of the treaty at Acre, Richard had more than 3.000 Muslim prisoners executed on August 20 outside of Acre in full view of Saladin's camp. From Sebastien Mamerot's "Les Passages d'outremer faits par les Français contre les Turcs depuis Charlemagne jusqu'en 1462". Illuminated manuscript on parchment (287 sheets, 32x23 cm). Bourges, France; 1474-1475.


    Scenes from the "Golden Haggadah", around 1320. Eight scenes against a gold background depicting Jacob's dream, the binding of Isaac, Lot and his daughters, Isaac blessing Jacob, Lot's wife turned to a pillar of salt, Pharaoh's dream and Joseph interpreting the dreams. From northern Spain. ID: Add 27210, fol. 4v - 5.


    "Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).The book, Codex Rupertsberg,disappeared during WW II.Transparen- cies are from a faksimile.As the soul leaves the body, devils and angels await God's judgement.

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    The death of Roland during the battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. Charlemagne watches Roland being killed by a Basque knight. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century.


    Musical instruments from a Book of Songs. Illuminated manuscript; 13th century.

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    Portrait of Giovanni (?) Arnolfini and his Wife ('The Arnolfini Portrait'), formerly known as the 'Arnolfini Wedding'. 1434. Oil on oak, 82.2 x 60 cm. NG186. Detail see 40-03-03/5.

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    Adam and Eve, fancy beasts and a donkey playing the harp; from the mosaic floor, cathedral of Otranto, southern Italy. The cathedral was built under Roger, Norman Duke of Apulia, and consecrtaed in 1088. The mosaic floor of 1166 is a compendium of medieval lore. See also 40-11-24/36-46


    Festival at the court of King Arthur. From the "Roman de Saint Graal". Around 1460. Ms.527. See also 15-02-05/62.


    5 illuminations with text on one page. Jesus' family tree from Josias to Azor. Upper register: siege of Jerusalem, center: the jews led into exile in Babylon, 3 pairs of ancestors, Salathiel, Abiud, Amor. Calf-hide from the diocese of Mainz, mid 13th. MS 13, folio 18 v.


    Battle of Neville's Cross (near Durham, England) in 1346 between English and Scottish troops led by King David II of Scotland. From Jean Froissart's Chroniques; Bruges, Belgium; third half of the 14th century.

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    Manesse Codex (sheet 11v): Duke Heinrich IV of Schlesien Breslau (around 1253-1290) depicted with minstrels at the court of Breslau. Zurich, Switzerland; 1305-1340. The Manesse Codex or Grosse Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg Library, Cod. Pal. germ. 848) is a book copied and illustrated between 1305-1340 in Zürich, presumably compiled by Johannes Hadlaub. It contains love songs in Middle High German by important poets, several of whom were famous rulers. The term for these poets, Minnesänger, combines the words for "romantic love" and "singer", reflecting the content of the poetry, which adapted the Provençal troubador tradition to German. This manuscript has 137 portraits of the authors which depict each poet, some of them as idealized knights, dressed in their own heraldic colors and devices, making it possible for readers to identify them.


    Pharaoh commands the Israelites to leave Egypt; the plague of the first born; the passage of the Red Sea; the pursuit by the Egyptians. Vellum manuscript. Vellum manuscript. From "The Golden Haggadah". Catalonia; early 14th century. Shelfmark: Add. 27210 Page Folio Number: f.14v

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    Cavaliers under the command of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius are put to flight by sarazens during a battle near Antioch in 632. From "La fleur des histoires de la terre d'Orient des Hayton". Illumination on parchment. Probably Catalonia; middle of the 14th century. 187mm x 254mm Cod.2623, fol.15r

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    "Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).The book, Codex Rupertsberg,was lost during WW II.Transparencies are from a faksimile.God,the golden circle,creates the world in 6 days.Adam receives the flower of obedience.


    Richard I and Saladin jousting,around 1300-1340.Saladin is portrayed with a grotesque blue face,while Richard's face is hidden by his helmet. Both ride horses wearing elaborate caparisons. Detail from a page of Latin text from the "Luttrell Psalter", begun before 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell. Add.42130.fol.61.det (L).


    King Richard I Lionheart (1157-1199) embarks on the Third Crusade (1191). From the chronicle of David Aubert. Illuminated manuscript; 15th century.


    The Siege of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. From Guillaume Adam, Directorium ad passagium faciendum (traduction Jean Miélot). France, Lille; 15th century. The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II. The siege lasted from Friday, 6 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453 (according to the Julian Calendar), when the city was conquered by the Ottomans. Constantinople was defended by the army of Emperor Constantine XI. The event marked the end of the political independence of the millennium-old Byzantine Empire, which was by then already fragmented into several Greek monarchies.


    Psalter of Ingeburg of Denmark,France,around 1210. MS 9/1695 fol.39 Annunciation;Visitation - Saint Mary visits Saint Elisabeth;Nativity.


    The ladies dance a roundelay,a medieval dance, typical of life at court,in one of the murals of the knights' hall in Runkelstein castle,South Tyrol, Italy.Right,in dark dress,Margarete Maultasch ("satchel-mouth"), countess and ruler of Tyrol (1318-1369).


    Imperial orb, sword, and scabbard, insignia and regalia of the Holy Roman Empire. Sword: gold, silver wire, enamel, garnets. L: 110 cm First hald 11th Inv. XIII 17


    King David playing the harp surrounded by his musicians. Psalter, 12th century.


    The Adoration of the Magi, from the Verdun Altar. Enamel plaque in champleve technique on gilded copper (begun 1181).


    Bust of Emperor Charlemagne. The reliquary includes part of the emperor's skull and was ordered and donated by Emperor Karl IV. The bust was carried in procession during the imperial coronation ceremonies. Bust reliquary, 1349

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