A new British Library manuscript

Here is lovely picture is the Roman Emperor Vespasian suffering from leprosy. So, is this a medieval medical text?

Follow the link. It is actually the text of Mystère de la Vengeance, a play in French verse by the Benedictine monk Eustache Marcadé made for Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy.

According to the BL, “[t]his manuscript is of outstanding significance as a unique copy of the complete version of a theatrical text illustrated in a completely original way, and as an example of a securely dated and documented work made for one of the greatest patrons of the 15th century.”

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About George Vascik, Historian

A 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan, I have taught history at Miami University since 1992. I maintain blogs on teaching Western Civilization and on Great War. My research focuses on anti-Semitism and rural politics in northwest Germany. I am completing a monograph for Bloomsbury Press, Anti-Semitism and Rural Politics. You can follow my project at http://peasantsandjews.org. Along with Mark Sadler, I have published a book of primary documents on the Stab-in-the-Back Myth (Dolchstoßlegende). http://www.dolchstosslegende.com. I also invite you to visit my profession web page at http://georgevascik.org.
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