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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Eleventh-century Qur'an from Iraq or Persia

    Manuscript

    This elegant, detailed Qur'an is one of the earliest dated examples of naskhi script, the Arabic calligraphic hand which...

  • 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

    The Harley Psalter is one of the great masterpieces of late Anglo-Saxon book art. It was written and decorated at Christ...