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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Caligula Troper

    Manuscript

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

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript

    Cicero’s Aratea is an astronomical treatise describing the constellations, and this work is a Latin translation of the P...

  • Computus, astronomy and finger-counting

    Manuscript

    This manuscript is a compendium of texts on the closely related subjects of computus, the science of calculating times a...

  • Computus texts

    Manuscript

    One of the most important branches of medieval learning was computus, the science of calculating times and dates using a...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Encomium Emmae reginae

    Manuscript

    This earliest surviving copy of the Encomium (‘Praise of Queen Emma’) was written in Latin by a monk of St-Bertin, in wh...

  • English alphabet collection

    Manuscript

    Alphabet collections were compiled with varying degrees of accuracy in medieval England. This example composed in the la...

  • Gradual, produced in Toulouse

    Manuscript

    A Gradual is a book of chants for singing in the Mass. This example was produced in the last quarter of the 11th century...

  • Harley Psalter

    Manuscript

    This Latin Psalter was written and decorated at Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury in Kent, around 1000 CE. Alth...

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

    Manuscript

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Illustrated Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript

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

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    As the earliest copy in English of part of the Old Testament and with over 400 illustrations, this manuscript is both re...