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  • Foigny Abbey Bible

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

    This giant Bible includes the entire text of the Old and New Testaments. Each biblical book opens with a large initial l...

  • Gaignières Gospel Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    François-Roger de Gaignières (b. 1642, d. 1715) was an art collector and scholar who bequeathed his manusc...

  • Glossed Book of Ezekiel

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

    This 12th-century copy of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel may have been produced at the Cistercian monastery of Founta...

  • Glossed Psalter

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

    From an early date, Church Fathers and theologians wrote commentaries on the Bible, which survive in numerous copies. Th...

  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertin, Lives of the Canterbury...

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 12th century

    Goscelin was a monk and writer from the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Bertin, in northern France, who wrote during the late...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    The scriptorium at Metz flourished under one of the illegitimate sons of Charlemagne, Drogo, who was bishop from 826 to...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (second of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century

    The second volume of an illuminated Gospel-book produced in Metz (the first is now BnF Latin 11961), this manuscript ope...

  • Gospel-book produced in Northern France

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 9th century

    This Gospel-book, made in the third quarter of the ninth century, is an example of the Franco-Saxon style of decoration...

  • Homiliary produced at Corbie Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1179

    Homiliaries are compilations of sermons or explanations of biblical texts, arranged according to significant days in the...

  • Hrabanus Maurus, De Laudibus sanctae crucis

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    The poem De Laudibus sancte crucis (In Praise of the Holy Cross) is the work of Hrabanus Maurus (b. 780/781, d. 856), on...

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

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

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Illuminated volume of the New Testament

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1180

    Dated to the second half of the 12th century because of its script and decoration, this large manuscript of the New Test...

  • Illustrated Lives of Saints

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

    Throughout the Middle Ages, stories of saints’ lives were extremely popular, as witnessed by the many copies that surviv...

  • Illustrated scientific and historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1060–1063

    The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a wealthy centre of royal patronage and intellectual life jus...

  • Images of the life of Christ

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

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...