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  • Itinerary of Archbishop Sigeric

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    Travellers in the early middle ages never had maps to guide them, but sometimes had written itineraries, or lists of pla...

  • John Cassian, Collationes

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

    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 Created date: 1000-99

    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 Created date: Early 11th century

    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 Created date: Mid-11th century

    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 Created date: 1st half of the 11th century

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

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1000–99

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • 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...

  • Qur'an in Eastern Kufic Script

    Manuscript Created date: 11th Century–12th century

    An 11th- or 12th-century Qur’an, written on parchment on paper in an Eastern kufic script, showing important development...

  • School texts

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century–12th century

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

  • 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 ...

  • St Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    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 Created date: c. 1060

    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 Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

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