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  • Illustrated scientific and historical works

    Manuscript

    The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a wealthy centre of royal patronage and intellectual life jus...

  • 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 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...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript

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

  • Two historical chronicles

    Manuscript

    The two historical chronicles in this book both begin with the Creation, but focus on different periods in the history o...

  • Virgil's collected works

    Manuscript

    The writings of classical and late Antique authors such as Cicero (d. 44 BC), Ovid (d. c. 18) and Prudentius (d. after 4...