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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: Late 11th century

    Illuminated copies of the Book of Psalms were very popular in Byzantium. One group of illuminated psalters are known as ...

  • 11th-century Qur'an from Iraq or Persia

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    This elegant, detailed Qur’an is one of the earliest dated examples of naskhi script. What is special this script? This...

  • Ado of Vienne, Chronicle of the Six Ages of the Wo...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    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 Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    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 Created date: 2nd quarter of the 11th century

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    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 Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    This manuscript contains an incomplete book of chants (called tropes) for religious services, made in late 11th-century...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century–1st quarter of the 12th century

    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 Created date: 11th century–12th century

    This manuscript is a compendium of texts on the closely related subjects of computus, the science of calculating times a...

  • Computus texts

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    One of the most important branches of medieval learning was computus, the science of calculating times and dates using a...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Encomium Emmae reginae

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    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 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...

  • 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...