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6 January 2017

This week’s competition prize is Jerusalem, 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (£50). Click here for your chance to win.

A comprehensive exploration of the key role Jerusalem played in shaping the art and culture of the Middle Ages. Harmonious and dissonant influences from Persian, Turkish, Greek, Syrian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Indian, and European traditions invested Jerusalem with a key role in shaping the art of the Middle Ages. This beautiful, authoritative volume breaks new ground in exploring the relationship between the historical and the archetypal city of Jerusalem, uncovering the ways in which the aesthetic achievements it inspired enhanced and enlivened the medieval world.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 20 January.

What are the four quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City?

This competition closes at midday on 20 January.

For our last competition prize we offered Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel, published by Allen Lane (£30).

Where is the Codex Amiatinus kept?

Answer: The Laurentian Library in Florence

Congratulations to the winner, Joanne Lovewood

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