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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...

  • 12th-century miscellany of Latin texts

    Manuscript Created date: Early 12th century

    The oldest surviving copy of the History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) is found in a miscellany of late Antique an...

  • 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...

  • Anselm of Canterbury's theological treatises

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

    This composite volume, consisting of two originally separate booklets, contains seven of Anselm’s thirteen scholarly tre...

  • 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...

  • Baudri of Bourgueil, History of Jerusalem

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

    The Historia Hierosolimitana (History of Jerusalem) is one of the most sophisticated accounts of the First Crusade (1095...

  • 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...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica

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

    Written by the sixth-century Roman philosopher Boethius, De institutione arithmetica (On Arithmetic) was the principal m...

  • 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...

  • Cartulary of Reading Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1190–1199

    The 12th-century Cartulary of Reading Abbey gives a list of works held at the medieval libraries at Reading Abbey and Le...

  • Collection of medieval chronicles

    Manuscript Created date: 1197–1450

    Ralph de Diceto, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral from c. 1180 to c. 1199, wrote two historical chronicles, the Abbreviated C...

  • Computus collection including Byrhtferth of Ramsey...

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

    The Enchiridion (Handbook) by Byrhtferth of Ramsey Abbey (fl. c. 986–c. 1016) is a commentary on the computus, covering ...

  • Constantine the African, De Melancholia

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

    A treatise on melancholy by Constantine the African (d. 1098) is inserted into a collection of popular historical and ph...

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

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

    The History of the Kings of Britain presents a legendary account of the history of Britain composed by the 12th-century...

  • 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...