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  • 11th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century

    In the Middle Ages, manuscripts necessary for the Mass formed part of a church’s most important treasures, together with...

  • Ado of Vienne, Chronicle of the Six Ages of the Wo...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    The Frankish scholar and archbishop Ado of Vienne (b. c. 800, d. c. 875) produced a universal chronicle, recording world...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century–1st quarter of the 12th century

    Cicero’s Aratea is an astronomical treatise describing the constellations, and this work is a Latin translation of the P...

  • Computus, astronomy and finger-counting

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century–12th century

    This manuscript is a compendium of texts on the closely related subjects of computus, the science of calculating times a...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • French copy of St Augustine’s De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1060

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to complete his 15-book treatise De Trinitate (On th...

  • Gaignières Gospel Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    François-Roger de Gaignières (b. 1642, d. 1715) was an art collector and scholar who bequeathed his manusc...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (first of two volumes)

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

    The scriptorium at Metz flourished under one of the illegitimate sons of Charlemagne, Drogo, who was bishop from 826 to...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (second of two volumes)

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

    The second volume of an illuminated Gospel-book produced in Metz (the first is now BnF Latin 11961), this manuscript ope...

  • Hrabanus Maurus, De Laudibus sanctae crucis

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    The poem De Laudibus sancte crucis (In Praise of the Holy Cross) is the work of Hrabanus Maurus (b. 780/781, d. 856), on...

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Illustrated scientific and historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1060–1063

    The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a wealthy centre of royal patronage and intellectual life jus...

  • Lectionary of St-Maur-des-Fossés

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    St Maurus (d. 584) is one of the most famous disciples of St Benedict of Nursia (d. c. 550), the author of the Benedicti...

  • Life and miracles of St Germain

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    Texts devoted to the lives and miracles of different saints were collected and widely read during the medieval period. C...