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

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

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

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 11th century

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

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century–1st quarter of the 12th century

    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 Created date: 11th century–12th century

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

  • Computus texts

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

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

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    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 Created date: 11th century

    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 Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

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

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

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

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

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

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

    Medieval medicine often used plant- and animal-based remedies. This is the only illustrated collection of such remedies...

  • Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    Priscian was a Latin grammarian and scholar, active in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) at the beginning of the six...

  • St Augustine, Confessiones

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    St Augustine’s (b. 354, d. 430) autobiographical work, the Confessions, was a key text that was widely read and studied ...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century–12th century

    ‘The Reckoning of Time’ was a very influential work composed by the monk Bede (d. 735) in 725. This manuscript is one of...