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The so-called De inventione linguarum (The Invention of Languages) presents the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and runic alphabet...
This decorative letter opens the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict, a very influential book of instructions, which set...
Composed by two scribes in the 10th century, this composite manuscript contains letters and poems by authors including G...
Bede (died 735) wrote two Lives of St Cuthbert (died 687), one in prose and one in verse. Cuthbert was bishop of Lindisf...
Written in Old English, The Marvels of the East is part travel guide, part quasi-zoological description, based on the Li...
The Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno by Wulfstan of Winchester is the longest surviving Latin poem written in England...
Monasteries were some of the largest landowners in the early kingdom of England, so any changes to them had a wide econo...
Produced at Noyon Cathedral in the late 10th century, this manuscript is a Sacramentary—a collection of all the texts ne...
Woodblock printed sheet
A 10th-century printed prayer sheet with an illustration of Amitābha Buddha. What is it? Many rectangular prayer sheets...
Prudentius’s Psychomachia, which means ‘Battle of the Soul’, is the first fully allegorical work in the European literar...
The Psychomachia (War of the Soul) is a work of allegory in which seven Virtues and seven Vices battle for possession of...
Manuscripts of the ‘Rule’ for monastic life drawn up by Benedict of Nursia (died c. 547) were known in England from at l...
The theological treatises of Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 329–389?) were hugely important for the Greek church in the Middle...
This scroll was discovered in Cave 17 (known as the Library Cave) in Dunhaung, China, as such, it is believed that this...
The Vercelli Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period. These fo...