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Hagiography & Pilgrimage
Menologion of Basil II
Call Number: Special Coll Vault (double oversize) -- BX375.M4 A2 1613a
Publication Date: Constantinople, circa 1000
Rome, Vatican Library, MS. Vat. Gr. 1613
The Menologion of Basil II is an illuminated church calendar produced for the emperor Basil II (r. 976-1025) circa 1000. Originally contained in two volumes, only one remains. It contains over 430 miniature paintings. The majority of the painting illustrate key moments from the lives of the saints depicted, but a few depict contemporary ceremonial events connected with both Hagia Sophia and Constantinople.
High Quality Color Facsimile with Spanish Commentary
Life of St. Edmund, King and Martyr : John Lydgate's Illustrated Verse Life
Call Number: Special Coll Rare -- DA152.5.E2L93 2004
Publication Date: England, 1434-39
London, British Library, MS Harley 2278
The Life of St. Edmund tells the story East Anglian King, Edmund, who was killed by the invading Danes in the late 9th century. Edmund was considered a martyr and model king. The poem about St. Edmund was written by John Lydgate, a monk from Suffolk England.
High Quality Color Facsimile with English Introduction
Call Number: Special Coll Vault -- BR1720.K54P37 1988 v. 1-2
Publication Date: Germany, circa 975
Hannover, Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek, MS I 189
The Passio Kiliani is a manuscript that contains the biographies of Saints Kilian and Margaret.
High Quality Color Facsimile with English and German Commentary
Call Number: Special Coll Vault (double oversize) -- BX2320.5.J47R87 2015
Publication Date: Florence, Italy, circa 1444
Florence, Seminario Arcivescovile Maggiore of Florence
The Codex Rustici is an illustrated account of Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici’s pilgrimage from Florence to the Church of of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 1441. The manuscript is notable for its depictions of architecture in early fifteenth century Florence.
High Quality Color Facsimile
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare (oversize) -- ND3385.S75B6
Publication Date: Stuttgart, Early 11th century
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. bibl. fol. 56
Black and White Partial Facsimile with German Introduction
Vita Sanctæ Coletæ
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare (oversize) -- ND3385.V67V57 1982
Publication Date: Ghent, Belgium, 15th Century
The Vita Sanctae Coletae is an account of the life of St. Colette of Corbie, a French abbess who founded the Colettine Poor Clares. She is the patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers, and sick children.
High Quality Color Facsimile with Captions and Multilingual Introduction