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Codex Amiatinus, the oldest complete Latin Bible
One of the oldest surviving bibles was made in England but has clear visual ties to traditions from the ancient Mediterranean.
Michelangelo, Laurentian Library
Michelangelo turns book learning on its head. Defying classical grammar, he speaks his own architectural language.
Bernardino de Sahagún and Indigenous collaborators, Florentine Codex
Created as a teaching tool, this twelve-volume encyclopedia was made by a Franciscan friar and Nahua collaborators.