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  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an Englishman’s experience of the Bible in his own language. L...

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

    Manuscript

    Medieval medicine often used plant- and animal-based remedies. This is the only illustrated collection of such remedies...

  • Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

    Manuscript

    Priscian was a Latin grammarian and scholar, active in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) at the beginning of the six...

  • School texts

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains a collection of fragments from England and France in the 11th and 12th centuries. It consists o...

  • St Augustine, Confessiones

    Manuscript

    St Augustine’s (b. 354, d. 430) autobiographical work, the Confessions, was a key text that was widely read and studied ...

  • St Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum

    Manuscript

    St Augustine was born in Tagaste, now Souk-Ahras in Algeria, in 354. As a young man he was attracted to the ideas of Man...

  • St Augustine, De civitate Dei

    Manuscript

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) composed De civitate Dei (The City of God) in response to an attack on Rome by the Visigot...

  • St Bertin Gospels

    Manuscript

    From its foundation in the seventh century, the abbey of St Bertin in St Omer was one of the most powerful abbeys in the...

  • St Denis Missal

    Manuscript

    During the 11th and the 12th centuries, a new kind of text appeared for use in the liturgy – the Missal, which combined ...

  • Sulpicius Severus, Lives of St Martin and St Bened...

    Manuscript

    The lives of two important early saints, Sts Martin and Benedict, have been copied together in this volume dating from t...

  • The Life and Miracles of St Nicholas

    Manuscript

    From the early Middle Ages onwards many monasteries produced libelli (small books), each of which contained the life of...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript

    ‘The Reckoning of Time’ was a very influential work composed by the monk Bede (d. 735) in 725. This manuscript is one of...

  • Two historical chronicles

    Manuscript

    The two historical chronicles in this book both begin with the Creation, but focus on different periods in the history o...

  • Virgil's collected works

    Manuscript

    The writings of classical and late Antique authors such as Cicero (d. 44 BC), Ovid (d. c. 18) and Prudentius (d. after 4...

  • Vitae sanctorum (Lives of saints)

    Manuscript

    Saints’ Lives or Vitae sanctorum were a new and popular form of historical writing developed in Europe in the Middle Age...