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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • French collection of historical works

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

    Produced in Normandy in the 12th century, this manuscript contains a collection of works by the Venerable Bede (b. c. 67...

  • Illuminated copy of William of Malmesbury’s Deeds ...

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

    The Deeds of the Kings of the English is an early 12th-century account of the kings of England. Composed by the Anglo-No...

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

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

    The History of the Kings of Britain by the Anglo-Norman cleric, Geoffrey of Monmouth (b. c. 1100, d. 1154) was an enormo...

  • Justinian’s Digest

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    The Digest consists of a summary of classical legal texts compiled during Eastern Roman emperor Justinian I’s reign (r. ...

  • 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...

  • Peter Lombard, Commentary on the Psalms

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

    Peter Lombard (d. 1160) was a scholar and theologian, who taught at the school of Notre Dame and was consecrated Bishop...