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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...

  • Chartres Bible (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    The 12th century saw the production of large-format ‘giant’ Bibles. In part, their popularity was due to the needs of ne...

  • Chartres Bible (second of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Named after its probable place of origin, The Chartres Bible is divided in two volumes. (The first is now BnF, Latin 55)...

  • 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,...

  • Foigny Abbey Bible

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

    This giant Bible includes the entire text of the Old and New Testaments. Each biblical book opens with a large initial l...

  • 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...

  • Homiliary produced at Corbie Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1179

    Homiliaries are compilations of sermons or explanations of biblical texts, arranged according to significant days in the...

  • Illuminated copy of St Augustine's De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: 1121–1130

    In the early fifth century the theologian, St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430) wrote a treatise on the Trinity (De Tr...