Late period illuminated family trees.

So what do we consider late period? The latest I could find was late 16th century, but the majority was 14-15th.

For search terms (in the image description field of your favorite manuscript database, try “genealogy.” That seems to pull up the most results.

Here are some highlights:

King’s 395, ff. 32v-33: Genealogy of the kings of England
c. 1511, with additions before 1553

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Lansdowne 204, f. 196: Royal genealogy
c. 1440-1450
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Harley 7353: Genealogy of Edward IV
1460-c. 1470
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Harley 7026, f. 4 – Genealogy of the Holland family
between c.1400-c.1410
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Harley 838, f. 12v-13 and 38
2nd half of the 15th century
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Harley 318, f. 6r: Genealogy of the Kings of England
3rd quarter of the 15th century, after 1445 and before 1461
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The Bodleian has a lot of great stuff too, which you can find here: [Link] The earliest looks like it is from the end of the 13th century.

Highlights from the Bodleian:

MS. Bodl. Rolls 5, view 36: Genealogy of the Kings of England to Richard III. Chronicle of the Percy Family to 1485.
c. 1485
[Link] – hopefully this will work. Linking to specific items in the Bodleian is always… interesting.
There are a lot of pages from this one. Totally cool.

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MS. Ashmole 845, f. 074r. Genealogy of the Kings of England, from Edward I to Henry VIII.
16th century
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MS. e Mus. 42, fol. 031v-032r: Genealogy. Edward I to Edward IV
c. 1467-1469
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hey do you still have the link to that cool manuscript page where the callig is in the shape of a bird with the beak and the feet illuminated? I have a cygnus to do…

This one?

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Harley 647, f. 5v
Illustration of the swan of the constellation Cygnus, with text or scholia within the figure of the constellation.
from Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures, 9th century France
http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=26812

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Arabic Medieval Documents for Scroll Texts

Does anyone have any sources for translated Arabic medieval documents to base scroll texts on? I’ve been trying to find something suitable for hours and I don’t know if I just don’t have the right search terms or what but I’m driving myself nuts. Any help would be appreciated!

Check out these books for English translations of period Arabic literature/documents:

Classic Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology
by New York University Press, 2012
Includes verse and prose
http://books.google.com/books?id=rpM266Jd4OoC&dq=Classical+And+Medieval+Arabic+Literature+English&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry: Ibn al-Rumi and the patron’s redemption
Beatrice Gruendler, 2013
The concept of “praise poetry” (qit’ah) seems like it could be really cool if adapted to scroll texts. Yay for poetic texts! Using resources like this to get a sense of rhyme/meter could be helpful.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OJJmAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Medieval+Arabic+Literature+English&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Mgb1U8rfMMn8yQTcoILwDQ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q&f=false

From Al-Andalus to Khurasan: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World
Petra Sijpesteijn, 2007
This has some translations of court proceedings/documents, but nothing that resembles a grant of arms or anything. It still may be useful for sentence structure and whatnot.
http://books.google.com/books?id=ovnVttnmMYgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Medieval+Arabic+documents&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cAb1U8umG4uBygTstYHQDg&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Geoffrey Khan (1990). The historical development of the structure of medieval Arabic petitions. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 53, pp 8-30. doi:10.1017/S0041977X00021224. 

A Collection of Medieval Arabic Documents in the Islamic Museum at the Ḥaram Al-Šarīf
Linda S. Northrup and Amal A. Abul-Hajj
Arabica
T. 25, Fasc. 3 (Sep., 1978), pp. 282-291
Published by: BRILL
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4056411
You can sign up for a free JSTOR account and read this online. 😀

An Arabic Document of Acknowledgement from the Cairo Genizah
Geoffrey Khan
Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Vol. 53, No. 2 (Apr., 1994), pp. 117-124
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/546077
Another JSTOR – This might be the closest thing to a scroll text.

Medieval Sourcebook: Turkish Poetry
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/turkishpoetry1.html

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