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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • 10th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    This opulent copy of the Gospels was perhaps made as a gift from the bishop, Thierry I (r. 965-984) to the cathedral of...

  • 11th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century

    In the Middle Ages, manuscripts necessary for the Mass formed part of a church’s most important treasures, together with...

  • 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...

  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: Late 13th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1500

    The character of Death was regularly personified within medieval culture, and the message was usually clear: death would...

  • 9th-century collection of prayers and litanies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century

    Made in the third quarter of the ninth century, this manuscript contains a collection of devotional texts such as prayer...

  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 9th century

    The copying and decoration of this Gospel-book from Tours represent a remarkable artistic achievement. As is characteris...

  • A northern English bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    A bestiary made in northern England, early in the 13th century, a direct copy of the Worskop Bestiary (New York, Pierpon...

  • A southern English bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    This bestiary was made in southern England, perhaps in Salisbury, early in the 13th century. It contains 106 colour mini...

  • Ado of Vienne, Chronicle of the Six Ages of the Wo...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 11th century

    The Frankish scholar and archbishop Ado of Vienne (b. c. 800, d. c. 875) produced a universal chronicle, recording world...

  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–75

    Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 9th century

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 10th century–1st half of 11th century

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...