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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Illuminated copy of St Augustine's De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: 1121–1130

    In the early fifth century the theologian, St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430) wrote a treatise on the Trinity (De Tr...

  • 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...

  • Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

    Manuscript Created date: 1174–1176

    On 29 December 1170, Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights f...

  • Montpellier Bible (first of two volumes)

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

    The Montpellier Bible is a copy of the Bible in Latin, in two volumes. It is a monumental work, measuring 510 x 365 mm. ...

  • Origen, Homilies on the Old Testament

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-12th century

    Origen of Alexandria (d. c. 253) is considered the father of biblical exegesis (the interpretation of the Bible). Origen...

  • Passionale (Lives of Saints)

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    The initials beginning each saint’s life in this volume are historiated, containing visual synopses of the stories relat...

  • Peter Lombard, Commentary on the Psalms

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

    Peter Lombard (d. 1160) was a scholar and theologian, who taught at the school of Notre Dame and was consecrated Bishop...

  • Peter Lombard's gloss on the Psalms

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

    A marginal gloss, or commentary, on the Psalms by Peter Lombard (d. 1160) is included in this Psalter, probably made in...

  • Préaux Gospels

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

    Under the leadership of abbot Richard of Fourneaux (r. 1101–1131), a student of St Anselm (d. 1109) and author of numero...

  • Psalter with a Latin gloss

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

    An extensive commentary is included in this Psalter, or book of Psalms, probably made in Eastern France during the secon...

  • Psalter with an Anglo-Norman gloss

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

    After William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066, a dialect of French known as Anglo-Norman became one of the d...

  • Richard of St Victor's theological works

    Manuscript Created date: 1171–1190

    Probably of Scottish origin, Richard of St Victor (d. 1173) was one of the most important theologians of the 12th centur...