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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica

    Manuscript

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

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript

    Like the majority of biblical books in Western Christendom, the texts of this Psalter are in Latin. They comprise one of...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript

    Cicero’s Aratea is an astronomical treatise describing the constellations, and this work is a Latin translation of the P...

  • Cicero, De Oratore

    Manuscript

    This volume contains De Oratore (On the Orator), a rhetorical treatise by the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (b....

  • Computus, astronomy and finger-counting

    Manuscript

    This manuscript is a compendium of texts on the closely related subjects of computus, the science of calculating times a...

  • Computus collection including Byrhtferth of Ramsey...

    Manuscript

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

  • Computus texts

    Manuscript

    One of the most important branches of medieval learning was computus, the science of calculating times and dates using a...

  • Constantine the African, De Melancholia

    Manuscript

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

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Early illustrated bestiary

    Manuscript

    A bestiary is a book of descriptions and pictures of beasts that combines natural history, Christian allegorical lessons...

  • Encomium Emmae reginae

    Manuscript

    This earliest surviving copy of the Encomium (‘Praise of Queen Emma’) was written in Latin by a monk of St-Bertin, in wh...

  • English alphabet collection

    Manuscript

    Alphabet collections were compiled with varying degrees of accuracy in medieval England. This example composed in the la...