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  • 10th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    This opulent copy of the Gospels was perhaps made as a gift from the bishop, Thierry I (r. 965-984) to the cathedral of...

  • 11th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

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

    In the Middle Ages, manuscripts necessary for the Mass formed part of a church’s most important treasures, together with...

  • 9th-century collection of prayers and litanies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century

    Made in the third quarter of the ninth century, this manuscript contains a collection of devotional texts such as prayer...

  • Amalarius of Metz, De Ecclesiasticis officiis

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1100

    Amalarius of Metz (d. c. 850) was one of the great writers of the Carolingian age. He participated actively in political...

  • 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)...

  • Codex Bigotianus (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 8th century

    Gospel readings are a fundamental part of the Mass, and therefore Gospel-books were among the most essential possessions...

  • Echternach Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The monastery of Echternach, now in Luxembourg, was founded by the Northumbrian monk, Willibrord (b. 658, d. 739), in 69...

  • 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...

  • French copy of St Augustine’s De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1060

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to complete his 15-book treatise De Trinitate (On th...

  • Fécamp Gospels

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

    The Fécamp Gospel-book was produced in the 10th century in Winchester, a royal centre in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom ...

  • 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...

  • 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...