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This comprehensive scroll outlines the history of the world from Creation to King Louis XI of France (r. 1461-83). At its most expansive, it parallels five lines of descent: the popes, Holy Roman Emperors, and kings of France, England, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. With sixty-six miniatures, it is the most fully illustrated copy known. By his own reckoning, the anonymous compiler covers 6,000 years of history, which concludes with France as the world’s superpower.
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