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  • John Cassian, Collationes

    Manuscript

    The main text of this 11th-century manuscript from the monastery of St Wandrille in Normandy is John Cassian’s Collation...

  • Law-code of King Cnut

    Manuscript

    This is the longest Anglo-Saxon law code, issued by King Cnut (reigned 1016–35) with the advice of his counsellors. This...

  • Lectionary of St-Maur-des-Fossés

    Manuscript

    St Maurus (d. 584) is one of the most famous disciples of St Benedict of Nursia (d. c. 550), the author of the Benedicti...

  • Life and miracles of St Germain

    Manuscript

    Texts devoted to the lives and miracles of different saints were collected and widely read during the medieval period. C...

  • Macrobius, Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

    Manuscript

    In around 430, the Latin grammarian and philosopher, Macrobius wrote Commentarii in somnium Scipionis, a commentary on t...

  • 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...

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

    Manuscript

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

  • Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

    Manuscript

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

  • School texts

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains a collection of fragments from England and France in the 11th and 12th centuries. It consists o...

  • St Augustine, Confessiones

    Manuscript

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

  • St Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum

    Manuscript

    St Augustine was born in Tagaste, now Souk-Ahras in Algeria, in 354. As a young man he was attracted to the ideas of Man...

  • St Augustine, De civitate Dei

    Manuscript

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) composed De civitate Dei (The City of God) in response to an attack on Rome by the Visigot...

  • St Bertin Gospels

    Manuscript

    From its foundation in the seventh century, the abbey of St Bertin in St Omer was one of the most powerful abbeys in the...

  • St Denis Missal

    Manuscript

    During the 11th and the 12th centuries, a new kind of text appeared for use in the liturgy – the Missal, which combined ...

  • St John Chrysostom, Commentaries on the Pauline Ep...

    Manuscript

    Many of the Church Fathers wrote detailed exegetical studies of individual books of the Bible. These treatises were impo...