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  • Astrological-medical miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...

  • Astronomical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    Astronomy, the science of the stars, was an important part of the early medieval curriculum. This astronomical collectio...

  • Baudri of Bourgueil, History of Jerusalem

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

    The Historia Hierosolimitana (History of Jerusalem) is one of the most sophisticated accounts of the First Crusade (1095...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1411–1415 and c.1425–1443

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1410–1430

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Benedictional of St Æthelwold

    Manuscript Created date: 963-984

    The Benedictional of St Æthelwold

  • 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...

  • Bible of William of Devon

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1275–1300

    Made in England around the middle of the 13th century, this grand illustrated manuscript includes the entire Bible in on...

  • 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...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica with medical...

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century–1st half of the 10th century

    During the Middle Ages, the practice of gathering different texts from various periods in the same manuscript was common...

  • 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...

  • Boethius in Latin

    Manuscript Created date: c. 970

    The Roman senator and philosopher, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, was born in Italy in 476. He was an acclaimed aut...

  • Boethius in Old English

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century–second half of 12th century

    Shortly before he was executed for treason in the mid-520s, the Roman administrator Boethius wrote a dialogue in prose a...

  • Book of Durrow

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The Book of Durrow contains the four Gospels, each of which is preceded by carpet pages and the evangelist symbols. The ...

  • 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...