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  • 10th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript

    Probably copied in Egypt, this 10th-century Qur’an is written in Eastern kufic script on vellum. The manuscript The desi...

  • 11th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript

    In the Middle Ages, manuscripts necessary for the Mass formed part of a church’s most important treasures, together with...

  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript

    Illuminated copies of the Book of Psalms were very popular in Byzantium. One group of illuminated psalters are known as ...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • Ado of Vienne, Chronicle of the Six Ages of the Wo...

    Manuscript

    The Frankish scholar and archbishop Ado of Vienne (b. c. 800, d. c. 875) produced a universal chronicle, recording world...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript C

    Manuscript

    The third oldest version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is known as ‘Manuscript C’. It is traditionally thought to have be...

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript D

    Manuscript

    This collection of historical texts is notable for including a copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This version of the Ch...

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • Baskerville type designs

    Book

    In this edition of Paradise Lost, the typefaces are the design of printer John Baskerville. Baskerville established a ty...

  • Beowulf

    Manuscript

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript

    This pocket-sized (105 x 85 mm) 11th-century manuscript contains the Greek text of the Psalms followed by the biblical O...

  • Bury Gospels

    Manuscript

    In its original state, the Bury Gospels must have been one of the most richly decorated books produced in 11th-century E...

  • Caligula Troper

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains an incomplete book of chants (called tropes) for religious services, made in late 11th-century...

  • Cassiodorus, Historia ecclesiastica tripartite

    Manuscript

    Marcus Flavius Cassiodorus Senator (b. c. 485, d. c. 580), was a Roman statesman and scholar, who served under Theodoric...