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  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

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

    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 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...

  • 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...