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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • 10th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    This opulent copy of the Gospels was perhaps made as a gift from the bishop, Thierry I (r. 965-984) to the cathedral of...

  • 10th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    Probably copied in Egypt, this 10th-century Qur’an is written in Eastern kufic script on vellum. The manuscript The desi...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • Biography on the Companions

    Manuscript Created date: 900–999

    This manuscript contains information about the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad and their successors by Abu Ja‘far Muh...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript Created date: c. 10th century

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 10th-12th century

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Cappadocian Gospel lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 980

    The bishop Stephanos commissioned this Gospel lectionary. It was written in 980 at Ciscissa in Cappadocia. It is laid ou...

  • Carolingian Greek Grammar

    Manuscript Created date: c 900

    A range of different resources were used by Latin scholars in the 8th and 9th centuries to learn Greek. Examples of some...

  • Decorated volume of St Augustine’s writings

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    This collection of three works by the leading theologian of the early Church, St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430), wa...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • Earliest manuscript of Lucian

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This is the earliest extant manuscript of the Greek author Lucian of Samosata (c. 125-180). It is from the early 10th ce...

  • Ecgberht Pontifical

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    During the Middle Ages as now, there were a number of liturgical books that were designed to be used by specific ranks o...

  • Fécamp Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    The Fécamp Gospel-book was produced in the 10th century in Winchester, a royal centre in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom ...

  • Gospel lectionary with ekphonetic notation

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This fine 10th-century Gospel lectionary contains extensive decoration. Along with four full-page portraits of the evang...