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  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • Glossed Book of Ezekiel

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

    This 12th-century copy of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel may have been produced at the Cistercian monastery of Founta...

  • Glossed Psalter

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

    From an early date, Church Fathers and theologians wrote commentaries on the Bible, which survive in numerous copies. Th...

  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertin, Lives of the Canterbury...

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

    Goscelin was a monk and writer from the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Bertin, in northern France, who wrote during the late...

  • 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 volume of the New Testament

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1180

    Dated to the second half of the 12th century because of its script and decoration, this large manuscript of the New Test...

  • Montpellier Bible (first of two volumes)

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

    The Montpellier Bible is a copy of the Bible in Latin, in two volumes. It is a monumental work, measuring 510 x 365 mm. ...

  • Origen, Homilies on the Old Testament

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Origen of Alexandria (d. c. 253) is considered the father of biblical exegesis (the interpretation of the Bible). Origen...

  • 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...