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  • 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...

  • Dioscorides, Liber de virtutibus herbarium

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

    The Greek physician, Dioscorides (b. c. 40, d. 90), wrote a treatise on the medical properties of plants, animal product...

  • 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...

  • English collection of medical treatises

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

    Medical compilations in the 12th century tended to be reference volumes, consisting of a variety of important medical tr...

  • 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,...

  • French copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymologies

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) was a vast reference work that functioned as an encyclopaedia....

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

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

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Illustrated account on cautery points and medical...

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

    Large, clear drawings in this medical textbook show the application of cautery, or the drawing from the body of sick or ...

  • Illustrated scientific and historical works

    Manuscript Created date: 1060–1063

    The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a wealthy centre of royal patronage and intellectual life jus...

  • Macrobius, Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

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

    In around 430, the Latin grammarian and philosopher, Macrobius wrote Commentarii in somnium Scipionis, a commentary on t...