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  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

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

  • Bilingual Psalter

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

    Produced in England during the last quarter of the 12th century, this manuscript is one of only a few bilingual Psalters...

  • Canterbury or Anglo-Catalan Psalter

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

    The Canterbury Psalter is amongst the most lavishly illustrated of English manuscripts. The luxurious decoration is part...

  • Cartulary of Reading Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1190–1199

    The 12th-century Cartulary of Reading Abbey gives a list of works held at the medieval libraries at Reading Abbey and Le...

  • Chartres Bible (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    The 12th century saw the production of large-format ‘giant’ Bibles. In part, their popularity was due to the needs of ne...

  • Chartres Bible (second of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Named after its probable place of origin, The Chartres Bible is divided in two volumes. (The first is now BnF, Latin 55)...

  • Computus collection including Byrhtferth of Ramsey...

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

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

  • Early illustrated bestiary

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

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

  • English copy of Bede's Commentary on the Gospel of...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    The Venerable Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), whose greatest work was the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, also w...

  • English copy of St Augustine’s De Trinitate from S...

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

    St Augustine’s treatise on the Trinity was one of his most influential works. It concerns Christian theology and doctrin...

  • Flavius Josephus, Antiquities and The Jewish Wars

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1180

    Flavius Josephus (d. c. 100) was one of the most important historians of the Greco-Roman era. He was born in Jerusalem,...

  • 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...

  • Geoffrey of Ufford’s miscellaneous compilation of...

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1154

    A unique compilation of Latin moral, grammatical and historical treatises was collected by Geoffrey of Ufford in the 12t...

  • Gilbert of Poitiers, Commentary on the Psalms

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

    Gilbert of Poitiers (d. 1154), or Gilbert de la Porrée, was a French scholar and theologian, who lectured at the ...

  • 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...