Pictures from the Romance of Alexander

I scanned the following pictures from a facsimile printing that I got by ILL. The majority of the facsimile, however, is in black and white, with only a few pages in color. As of August, 2003, Oxford University has apparently scanned the entire book, in color, very high resolution, so if you want to check on fine details of any of these pictures, please visit MS. Bodl. 264 at Oxford's Digital Library (most of my pictures have hot-links to the corresponding high-res versions). The scans at Oxford are very large JPEGs: they'll take a long time to download, and in my experience Netscape has trouble displaying them at all (MSIE and Safari both handle them better).

By the way, here are some interesting non-tent pictures from the Romance.

Subject Book title MS Comments Picture High-res
Romance of Alexander f. 20v Missing
Romance of Alexander f. 21v Top left corner
Romance of Alexander f. 43v Near center
Romance of Alexander f. 66r Near the bottom, right of center
Romance of Alexander f. 68v No local picture. Near bottom right
Hot tub Romance of Alexander f. 75r near bottom?
Hut Romance of Alexander f. 83r Bottom left corner
Romance of Alexander f. 83v just right of center
Romance of Alexander f. 88v Right of center
Romance of Alexander f. 91r Bottom left
Romance of Alexander f. 92v Bottom right
Romance of Alexander f. 101v Bottom right
Romance of Alexander f. 105r somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 106r somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 122v somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 124r somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 124r somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 126r somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 138v somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 142v somewhere
Romance of Alexander f. 184r somewhere
Pall Romance of Alexander f. 193r somewhere
Three kinds of tents Romance of Alexander f. 198v somewhere
Tent and hut Romance of Alexander f. 204r somewhere

If you have, or know the whereabouts of, other good surviving pictures of medieval tents and pavilions, please contact me!


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And here are some interesting non-tent pictures from the Romance. contact me!
Last modified: 
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