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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...

  • 12th-century calendar and annals

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th century–Early 13th century

    In the Middle Ages, as today, calendars served to organise time into days and months. This fragment collection contains...

  • Amalarius of Metz, De Ecclesiasticis officiis

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1100

    Amalarius of Metz (d. c. 850) was one of the great writers of the Carolingian age. He participated actively in political...

  • Astronomical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    Astronomy, the science of the stars, was an important part of the early medieval curriculum. This astronomical collectio...

  • Bilingual Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    Produced in England during the last quarter of the 12th century, this manuscript is one of only a few bilingual Psalters...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica with medical...

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century–1st half of the 10th century

    During the Middle Ages, the practice of gathering different texts from various periods in the same manuscript was common...

  • Calculating time

    Manuscript Created date: 1st third of the 9th century–Late 11th century

    This manuscript consists of three books joined together in the medieval period at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain...

  • Canterbury or Anglo-Catalan Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    The Canterbury Psalter is amongst the most lavishly illustrated of English manuscripts. The luxurious decoration is part...

  • Cassiodorus, Historia ecclesiastica tripartite

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

    Marcus Flavius Cassiodorus Senator (b. c. 485, d. c. 580), was a Roman statesman and scholar, who served under Theodoric...

  • Collection of works by St Ambrose

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 11th century

    St Ambrose (b. 340, d. 420), a bishop of Milan, was one of the greatest preachers of the early Church. Seven of his work...

  • Decorated copy of Gratian’s Decretum

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1180

    The Decretum, an encyclopedia of Church or canon law compiled by the Bolognese scholar, Gratian, in around 1140, became...

  • Dioscorides, Liber de virtutibus herbarium

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 9th century

    The Greek physician, Dioscorides (b. c. 40, d. 90), wrote a treatise on the medical properties of plants, animal product...

  • English copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of ...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    Geoffrey of Monmouth’s (b. c. 1100, d. 1154) History of the Kings of Britain was an influential medieval account of the ...

  • English illustrated copy of Church law

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    This illustrated copy of Church or canon law features the distinctive layout common to medieval legal manuscripts. The m...

  • Flavius Josephus, Antiquities and The Jewish Wars

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1180

    Flavius Josephus (d. c. 100) was one of the most important historians of the Greco-Roman era. He was born in Jerusalem,...