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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...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 10th century–1st half of 11th century

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century – early 11th century

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Boethius in Latin

    Manuscript Created date: c. 970

    The Roman senator and philosopher, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, was born in Italy in 476. He was an acclaimed aut...

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the tenth century

    Like the majority of biblical books in Western Christendom, the texts of this Psalter are in Latin. They comprise one of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Felix's Life of Guthlac

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of 10th century

    This manuscript is a copy of the Life of Guthlac by the East Anglian monk, Felix. Falling within the genre of hagiograph...

  • 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 ...

  • Hrabanus Maurus, The Invention of Languages

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The so-called De inventione linguarum (The Invention of Languages) presents the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and runic alphabet...

  • Illustrated Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    This decorative letter opens the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict, a very influential book of instructions, which set...

  • Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    The Narratio Metrica de Sancti Swithuno by Wulfstan of Winchester is the longest surviving Latin poem written in England...

  • New Minster charter

    Manuscript Created date: 966

    Monasteries were some of the largest landowners in the early kingdom of England, so any changes to them had a wide econo...

  • Noyon Sacramentary

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    Produced at Noyon Cathedral in the late 10th century, this manuscript is a Sacramentary—a collection of all the texts ne...