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  • Passionale (Lives of Saints)

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    The initials beginning each saint’s life in this volume are historiated, containing visual synopses of the stories relat...

  • Penitential works

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    A colourful, gilded image portraying a kneeling monk in a black robe offering a book to St Peter and St John the Evangel...

  • Préaux Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    Under the leadership of abbot Richard of Fourneaux (r. 1101–1131), a student of St Anselm (d. 1109) and author of numero...

  • Richard of St Victor's theological works

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1190

    Probably of Scottish origin, Richard of St Victor (d. 1173) was one of the most important theologians of the 12th centur...

  • Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 12th century

    Educated in Rome, St Benedict of Nursia (b. c. 480, d. c. 550) abandoned city life and withdrew to the vicinity of Subia...

  • St Corneille Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    This remarkable Gospel-book was used at the royal foundation of St Corneille de Compiègne, in the north of Paris,...

  • St Gregory the Great, Epistles

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    This imposing volume includes a collection of letters of Pope Gregory the Great (d. c. 604). It was made in the north of...

  • St Jerome, Commentaries on Jeremiah and Ezekiel

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 12th century

    Saint Jerome (b. c. 347, d. 420), whose greatest work was the translation of the Bible into Latin, also wrote biblical c...

  • St Jerome’s translation of Eusebius’ Chronicon

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 12th century

    The Greek scholar and historian Eusebius of Caesarea (d. c. 340) prepared a world chronicle of history from Abraham to t...

  • Symeon of Durham, De Exordio Ecclesiae Dunelmensis

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    Symeon of Durham (active c. 1090–c. 1128) was an English monk and historian, known for writing a number of chronicles, i...