videos + essays
The Prato Haggadah
This unfinished Hebrew manuscript meant for a Passover ritual helps us understand how medieval manuscripts were made
Elisha ben Abraham Cresques and the Farhi Bible
Through art and text, Elisha ben Abraham Cresques penned the Farhi Bible to preserve his religious and cultural heritage for his descendants.
The Catalan Atlas
The Catalan Atlas reveals how one 14th-century Jewish mapmaker understood the political and ethnic realities of his world.
From Medieval Spain to the Ottoman Empire, a Hebrew Bible
This is one of three known Hebrew Bibles that survive from the Crown of Castile in the 14th century
Ferrer Bassa and the murals of Pedralbes
The Iberian Peninsula was a dynamic place in the fourteenth century, with artists from what is today France and Italy arriving in the area, as well as Catalan artists traveling elsewhere.