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  • 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...

  • Antidotarium and medical recipes

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

    This early collection of medical recipes includes prayers to God, the Creator of man, and of ‘all the trees, plants and ...

  • 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...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica

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

    Written by the sixth-century Roman philosopher Boethius, De institutione arithmetica (On Arithmetic) was the principal m...

  • 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...

  • 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, astronomy and finger-counting

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century–12th century

    This manuscript is a compendium of texts on the closely related subjects of computus, the science of calculating times a...

  • 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 ...

  • Computus texts

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    One of the most important branches of medieval learning was computus, the science of calculating times and dates using a...

  • Constantine the African, De Melancholia

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

    A treatise on melancholy by Constantine the African (d. 1098) is inserted into a collection of popular historical and ph...

  • 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...

  • Encomium Emmae reginae

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    This earliest surviving copy of the Encomium (‘Praise of Queen Emma’) was written in Latin by a monk of St-Bertin, in wh...

  • 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...