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  • 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...

  • French copy of Bede's Commentary on the Gospel of ...

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    The great Anglo-Saxon scholar, Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), is often ranked alongside the Church Fathers for his widely-cop...

  • French copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymologies

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) was a vast reference work that functioned as an encyclopaedia....

  • French copy of St Augustine’s De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1060

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to complete his 15-book treatise De Trinitate (On th...

  • Gaignières Gospel Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    François-Roger de Gaignières (b. 1642, d. 1715) was an art collector and scholar who bequeathed his manusc...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    The scriptorium at Metz flourished under one of the illegitimate sons of Charlemagne, Drogo, who was bishop from 826 to...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (second of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    The second volume of an illuminated Gospel-book produced in Metz (the first is now BnF Latin 11961), this manuscript ope...

  • Gradual, produced in Toulouse

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    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 Created date: c. 1000

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

  • Hrabanus Maurus, De Laudibus sanctae crucis

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    The poem De Laudibus sancte crucis (In Praise of the Holy Cross) is the work of Hrabanus Maurus (b. 780/781, d. 856), on...

  • Illuminated New Testament and Psalter from Cyprus

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    In the 11th and 12th centuries, a distinctive subgroup of manuscripts appeared, mostly originating in Cyprus or Palestin...

  • 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...

  • Illustrated scientific and historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1060–1063

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

  • 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...