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  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 9th century

    The copying and decoration of this Gospel-book from Tours represent a remarkable artistic achievement. As is characteris...

  • Ado of Vienne, Chronicle of the Six Ages of the Wo...

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

    The Frankish scholar and archbishop Ado of Vienne (b. c. 800, d. c. 875) produced a universal chronicle, recording world...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

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

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Anglo-Saxon calendar and computistical material

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–2nd half of the 12th century

    Farming was the basis of the early medieval economy and the occupation of the majority of the population, but agricultur...

  • 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...

  • Bosworth Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the tenth century

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

  • Caligula Troper

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

    This manuscript contains an incomplete book of chants (called tropes) for religious services, made in late 11th-century...

  • 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...

  • Cicero, Aratea with scholia

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 11th century–1st quarter of the 12th century

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

  • Cicero, De Oratore

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 9th century

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

  • 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 ...

  • Decorated volume of St Augustine’s writings

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    This collection of three works by the leading theologian of the early Church, St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430), wa...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 11th century–mid 12th century

    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 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 alphabet collection

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

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