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  • 12th-century Horologion

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    A Horologion, or Book of Hours, contains the outline of the services (aside from those relating to the Eucharist) of the...

  • Askew Gospel Book

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This 12th-century Gospel book (now divided into two volumes) was copied by the monk Gregory. A note at the end of the se...

  • Curzon Cruciform Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This 12th-century lectionary, probably produced at Constantinople, takes a distinctive form. The entire text is written...

  • Geoffrey of Ufford’s miscellaneous compilation of...

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1154

    A unique compilation of Latin moral, grammatical and historical treatises was collected by Geoffrey of Ufford in the 12t...

  • Gilbert of Poitiers, Commentary on the Psalms

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

    Gilbert of Poitiers (d. 1154), or Gilbert de la Porrée, was a French scholar and theologian, who lectured at the ...

  • Gospel-book with recycled binding

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This copy of the Gospels was written in the 12th century in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes decorated headpieces...

  • Greek Gospel lectionary with notes in Arabic

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This Greek Gospel lectionary contains exquisite decorated headpieces, characteristic of the style of 12th-century Byzant...

  • Harley Greek Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This manuscript of the four Gospels in Greek is lavishly illuminated. It contains not only the usual four portraits of t...

  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century, pre 1153

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • Homiliary

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    The writings of the Christian theologians of the first millennium were hugely important for the Byzantine church. Someti...

  • Illuminated Gospel-book with patristic excerpts

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This nicely illuminated gospel book that once contained some exquisite portraits of the evangelists closes with a short...

  • Liturgical roll from the 12th century

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    The liturgy, or religious service, of the Greek Orthodox Church was often recorded on a parchment roll, rather than in c...

  • Octateuch with catena

    Manuscript Created date: 12th-13th century

    This oversize volume was created in the 12th or 13th century and contains the first eight books of the Septuagint (the G...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    While the majority of Byzantine lectionaries in the British Library collections consist of readings from the Gospels, le...

  • Prophetologion

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    The Prophetologion is a lectionary containing readings from the Old Testament, arranged according to the liturgical cale...