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  • 9th-century collection of prayers and litanies

    Manuscript

    Made in the third quarter of the ninth century, this manuscript contains a collection of devotional texts such as prayer...

  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript

    The copying and decoration of this Gospel-book from Tours represent a remarkable artistic achievement. As is characteris...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Alfred Jewel

    Jewellery

    The Alfred Jewel is one of the most celebrated objects surviving from Anglo-Saxon England. Inscribed +ÆFLRED MEC HEHT GE...

  • Bodmin manumissions

    Manuscript

    This illuminated gospel-book was copied in Brittany in the last quarter of the 9th century. At some point in the first h...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica with medical...

    Manuscript

    During the Middle Ages, the practice of gathering different texts from various periods in the same manuscript was common...

  • Calculating time

    Manuscript

    This manuscript consists of three books joined together in the medieval period at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain...

  • Cicero, De Oratore

    Manuscript

    This volume contains De Oratore (On the Orator), a rhetorical treatise by the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (b....

  • Coronation Gospels

    Manuscript

    The first king of the English, Æthelstan (reigned 924–939), was a generous patron to churches, granting them relics, lan...

  • Corpus Glossary

    Manuscript

    This early 9th-century manuscript from southern England contains two glossaries for understanding Latin. Latin was the...

  • Dioscorides, Liber de virtutibus herbarium

    Manuscript

    The Greek physician, Dioscorides (b. c. 40, d. 90), wrote a treatise on the medical properties of plants, animal product...

  • Durham Liber Vitae

    Manuscript

    In the Middle Ages, a ‘Book of life’ — Liber vitae in Latin — was kept by a religious community to commemorate the names...

  • French copy of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

    Manuscript

    The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by the Venerable Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), monk and scholar of Wearmout...

  • Gospel-book produced in Northern France

    Manuscript

    This Gospel-book, made in the third quarter of the ninth century, is an example of the Franco-Saxon style of decoration...

  • Illustrated Lives of Saints

    Manuscript

    Throughout the Middle Ages, stories of saints’ lives were extremely popular, as witnessed by the many copies that surviv...