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  • 12th-century miscellany of Latin texts

    Manuscript

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

  • 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    Illustrations of Hell acted as constant reminders for the medieval population that their behaviour on Earth would determ...

  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

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

  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript

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

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

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • Anglo-Saxon miscellany

    Manuscript

    The world beyond England was a source of continuing curiosity for the Anglo-Saxons, as is particularly evident in this m...

  • Anselm of Canterbury's theological treatises

    Manuscript

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

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

    Manuscript

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • Aristotle in Latin

    Manuscript

    This 13th-century manuscript contains Gerard of Cremona's (c. 1114-87) translations of Aristotelian works on natural phi...