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Medieval Time: References

Library and internet materials for research on aspects of Medieval time and the study of chronology.


Intended as an overview of available reference material. Grouped into the following categories:




Traditional Turkish Calendar (1452).
This kind of calendar was based on a cycle of 12 months, each corresponding to a different animal. This calendar for the year of the monkey by Hamdi Mustafa b. Sunbul was presented to Mehmed II.
Mehmed II. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS B 309.

VFL References

De Temporibus

Images of the Zodiac from the Venerable Bede, De Temporibus, British Library Ms Egerton 3088, fol. 16 verso.

Encyclopedias/ Dictionaries