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  • Map Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Map Psalter takes its name from its full-page illustration of a map of the world (on f. 9r), whose design shares clo...

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

    Manuscript

    Medieval medicine often used plant- and animal-based remedies. This is the only illustrated collection of such remedies...

  • Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

    Manuscript

    Priscian was a Latin grammarian and scholar, active in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) at the beginning of the six...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia (War of the Soul)

    Manuscript

    The Psychomachia (War of the Soul) is a work of allegory in which seven Virtues and seven Vices battle for possession of...

  • Psalter with the Hours of the Virgin Mary

    Manuscript

    The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...

  • Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript

    Educated in Rome, St Benedict of Nursia (b. c. 480, d. c. 550) abandoned city life and withdrew to the vicinity of Subia...

  • School texts

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains a collection of fragments from England and France in the 11th and 12th centuries. It consists o...

  • Symeon of Durham, De Exordio Ecclesiae Dunelmensis

    Manuscript

    Symeon of Durham (active c. 1090–c. 1128) was an English monk and historian, known for writing a number of chronicles, i...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript

    ‘The Reckoning of Time’ was a very influential work composed by the monk Bede (d. 735) in 725. This manuscript is one of...

  • Virgil's collected works

    Manuscript

    The writings of classical and late Antique authors such as Cicero (d. 44 BC), Ovid (d. c. 18) and Prudentius (d. after 4...

  • Winchcombe Chronicle

    Manuscript

    The Winchcombe Chronicle traces the history of Winchcombe Abbey in Gloucestershire from AD 1–1181. Winchcombe was a roya...