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  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • St Corneille Gospels

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

    This remarkable Gospel-book was used at the royal foundation of St Corneille de Compiègne, in the north of Paris,...

  • St Gregory the Great, Epistles

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

    This imposing volume includes a collection of letters of Pope Gregory the Great (d. c. 604). It was made in the north of...

  • St Jerome, Commentary on Ecclesiastes and Translat...

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

    The abbey of Saint Peter, Corbie, in northern France was founded by the Merovingian queen, Bathilde, widow of King Clovi...