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Digitised Manuscripts

Digitised Manuscripts
Over 600 Greek manuscripts have been digitised with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Almost 500 more will be added during the third phase of the Greek manuscripts digitisation project, funded generously by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Thriplow Charitable Trust. The Royal Manuscripts and Botany in British India projects have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a part of its Digital Transformations in Arts and Humanities Theme and contributes to a package of measures aimed at developing innovative approaches to archiving, accessing and using data for research in the arts and humanities supported as a part of the additional investment to enhance the national e.infrastructure for research announced by the Government in October 2011. The Zweig Collection of music manuscripts was digitised with the support of the Derek Butler Trust.

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The travels of a manuscript: Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles (Add.7628) The Jāmiʿ al-tavārīkh or ‘Compendium of Chronicles’ is a monumental universal history composed by Rashīd al-Dīn (d. 1317) in Persian at the beginning of the 14th century. It was originally written for the Mongol Ilkhan of Iran Ghazan Khan (d. 1304) but was finally presented to his brother and successor Oljaytu Khan (d. 1317) possibly in 1307. The work acquired enormous popularity both in medieval and modern times especially for its unique description of the rise of Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire. There are copies of this work in all the major libraries in Europe and the Middle East, including several masterpieces of 14th century manuscript illustration. Heading in the hand of Shah Rukh’s third son Baysunghur (1397-1433). Sultan Muhammad's seal is stamped in the margin (British Library Add.7628, f. 410v)

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Happy Uncommon Musical Instrument Appreciation Day! As we are sure you are all aware, today is Uncommon Musical Instrument Appreciation Day, the day on which we are urged to take time to think about the rare and unusual instruments that have gone obsolete, or are otherwise beyond our ken. We would like to offer a number of examples in the spirit of this momentous occasion - the familiar, the forgotten and the simply odd. Please be sure to send any other gems you might encounter to us on Twitter @BLMedieval. Without any further ado: Folio with musical instruments, from a leaf from a giant Bible, Italy, 11th-12th century, Add MS 47683, f. 1v

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