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  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 9th century

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

  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 9th century

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

  • Chinese Buddhist sutra on indigo-dyed paper

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This fragment of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra is an early example of the tradition of writing fine manuscripts in metallic...

  • Cicero, De Oratore

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 9th century

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

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • French copy of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 9th century

    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 Created date: 3rd quarter of the 9th century

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

  • Moutier-Grandval Bible

    Manuscript Created date: c. 830–840

    A beautifully illustrated pandect, taking its name from the monastery of Moutier-Grandval in the diocese of Basel in Sw...

  • Nonius Marcellus, De Compendiosa Doctrina

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 9th century

    The only surviving work of a grammarian working in the fourth century called Nonius Marcellus, the De compendiosa doctri...

  • Old English Orosius

    Manuscript Created date: Late 9th – early 10th century

    In 410 the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe led by King Alaric (r. 395–410), entered the city of Rome and spent three days pi...

  • The Ashem Vohu, a Zoroastrian prayer

    Manuscript Created date: 9th century

    This manuscript comes not from India or Iran, the lands associated today with the Zoroastrian religion, but from Dunhuan...

  • The story of Cædmon's Hymn

    Manuscript Created date: 775–825

    The earliest named English poet was a cowherd named Cædmon who lived at the Abbey of Whitby. We know about this man beca...

  • Tiberius Bede

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 9th century

    Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in 731. The work tells the story of the conversion of ...

  • Vespasian Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 8th century–mid-9th century

    The Vespasian Psalter is an early copy of a Latin revision of the Psalms (the Romanum or Roman version) associated with...