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  • Hrabanus Maurus, The Invention of Languages

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The so-called De inventione linguarum (The Invention of Languages) presents the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and runic alphabet...

  • Illustrated Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    This decorative letter opens the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict, a very influential book of instructions, which set...

  • Letters of the Anonymous Professor

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    Composed by two scribes in the 10th century, this composite manuscript contains letters and poems by authors including G...

  • Lives of St Cuthbert

    Manuscript Created date: mid-930s

    Bede (died 735) wrote two Lives of St Cuthbert (died 687), one in prose and one in verse. Cuthbert was bishop of Lindisf...

  • Marvels of the East

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century

    Written in Old English, The Marvels of the East is part travel guide, part quasi-zoological description, based on the Li...

  • Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    The Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno by Wulfstan of Winchester is the longest surviving Latin poem written in England...

  • New Minster charter

    Manuscript Created date: 966

    Monasteries were some of the largest landowners in the early kingdom of England, so any changes to them had a wide econo...

  • Noyon Sacramentary

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    Produced at Noyon Cathedral in the late 10th century, this manuscript is a Sacramentary—a collection of all the texts ne...

  • Printed Prayer Sheet

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: c. 10th century

    A 10th-century printed prayer sheet with an illustration of Amitābha Buddha. What is it? Many rectangular prayer sheets...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    Prudentius’s Psychomachia, which means ‘Battle of the Soul’, is the first fully allegorical work in the European literar...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia (War of the Soul)

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century–11th century

    The Psychomachia (War of the Soul) is a work of allegory in which seven Virtues and seven Vices battle for possession of...

  • Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of 10th century-2nd half 13th century

    Manuscripts of the ‘Rule’ for monastic life drawn up by Benedict of Nursia (died c. 547) were known in England from at l...

  • Sermons of Gregory of Nazianzus

    Manuscript Created date: 972

    The theological treatises of Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 329–389?) were hugely important for the Greek church in the Middle...

  • The Book of Buddha's Names

    Scroll Created date: 9th–10th century

    This scroll was discovered in Cave 17 (known as the Library Cave) in Dunhaung, China, as such, it is believed that this...

  • Vercelli Book

    Manuscript Created date: Second half of the 10th century

    The Vercelli Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period. These fo...