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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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,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.

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

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    The Mongolian seige of Bagdad in 1258. Double-page from Rashid al-Din's (1247 - 1318) enormous universal history, the "Jami al-Tawarikh". 320 x 230 mm Herat, Afghanistan; around 1430-1434 The Jami al-Tawarikh was commissioned by Mahmud Ghazan, begun as a history of the Mongols and their dynasty and then expanded to include history from Adam to Rashid al-Din's present day. It was completed during the reign of Oljeitu in 1307-1316. The Jami' al-Tawarikh is perhaps the single most comprehensive Persian source on the Mongol period. Sayf Al-Vahedi, who worked as painter in the workshop-library of Baysonqor, is the author of the majority of the illustrations of this manuscript. Realized on a double page, this painting illustrates the siege of Baghdad by the Mongolian armies of Hulagu Khan in 1258. Caliph Al-Musta'sim crosses the bridge on the Tigris, ready to meet Hulagu Kahn (grandson of Genghis Khan). On the top of the walls of the city a Persan poem written by Sayf Al-Vahedi celebrates the charm of Baghdad.

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    Ottoman soldiers outside Tiflis (Author: Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, double-page from the"Nusretname", Turkey, 1582). The Ottoman army parading before the walls of Tiflis (Tblisi) in August 1578 after the city had been evacuated by Da' ud Han. Lala Mustafa Pasha is shown on horseback on the right hand side. A double-page miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the Nusretname, an account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia by Lala Mustafa Pasha in 1578.

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    Mongol warriors on horseback from Rashid Al-Din's (1247 - 1318) enormous universal history, the "Jami al-Tawarikh"; 14th Century CE. The Jami al-Tawarikh was commissioned by Mahmud Ghazan, begun as a history of the Mongols and their dynasty and then expanded to include history from Adam to Rashid al-Din's present day. It was completed during the reign of Oljeitu in 1307-1316. The Jami' al-Tawarikh is perhaps the single most comprehensive Persian source on the Mongol period.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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

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    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.

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

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    Iskandar (Alexander the Great) meeting the Brahmans. A miniature painting from an eighteenth century manuscript of the latter half of the epic poem of Shahnama. India, 1719. Shelfmark: Add.18804 Page Folio Number: f.117v

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

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    The battle of Crécy: Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376, son of Edward III of England) commanding the English army including longbow archers against the strong French troops. From Jean Froissart's Chroniques; Bruges, Belgium; third half of the 14th century. The Battle of Crécy took place on 26 August, 1346, near Crécy, in northern France and was one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War. Because of new weapons and tactics used, the battle is seen by many historians as the beginning of the end of chivalry. The battle in which a much smaller English army commanded by Edward III of England and heavily outnumbered by Philip VI of France's force was victorious as a result of superior weaponry and tactics. It was a battle where the effectiveness of the English longbow, used en masse, was proven against armoured knights.

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    Debarking from Noah's Ark and the drunkenness of Noah. From the Bedford Hours illustrated by the Master of the Munich Golden Legend. France, Paris; 1414-1423.

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