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  • Illustrated account on cautery points and medical...

    Manuscript

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

  • Liturgical roll from the 12th century

    Manuscript

    The liturgy, or religious service, of the Greek Orthodox Church was often recorded on a parchment roll, rather than in c...

  • Montpellier Bible (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript

    The Montpellier Bible is a copy of the Bible in Latin, in two volumes. It is a monumental work, measuring 510 x 365 mm. ...

  • Octateuch with catena

    Manuscript

    This oversize volume was created in the 12th or 13th century and contains the first eight books of the Septuagint (the G...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Manuscript

    While the majority of Byzantine lectionaries in the British Library collections consist of readings from the Gospels, le...

  • One hundred seated images of Amida Nyorai

    Woodblock printed sheet

    This votive prayer sheet, printed in Japan at the beginning of the 12th century, contains one hundred images of Amitābha...

  • Osbern of Canterbury, Life of St Dunstan

    Manuscript

    Osbern (b. c. 1050, d. c. 1090) was an English monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, known for writing a Life of Archbishop...

  • Part of a Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript

    A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...

  • Passionale (Lives of Saints)

    Manuscript

    The initials beginning each saint’s life in this volume are historiated, containing visual synopses of the stories relat...

  • Peter Lombard's gloss on the Psalms

    Manuscript

    A marginal gloss, or commentary, on the Psalms by Peter Lombard (d. 1160) is included in this Psalter, probably made in...

  • Philippe de Thaon, Comput

    Manuscript

    The earliest named French author, Philippe de Thaon, was active in the first half of the 12th century. In this volume ar...

  • Portrait of St Dunstan as a bishop

    Manuscript

    Smaragdus (d. after 825), a Benedictine monk and later abbot of St Mihiel sur Meuse, near Verdun, wrote a commentary on...

  • Prophetologion

    Manuscript

    The Prophetologion is a lectionary containing readings from the Old Testament, arranged according to the liturgical cale...

  • Préaux Gospels

    Manuscript

    Under the leadership of abbot Richard of Fourneaux (r. 1101–1131), a student of St Anselm (d. 1109) and author of numero...

  • Psalter with a Latin gloss

    Manuscript

    An extensive commentary is included in this Psalter, or book of Psalms, probably made in Eastern France during the secon...