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  • Anselm of Canterbury's theological treatises

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    This composite volume, consisting of two originally separate booklets, contains seven of Anselm’s thirteen scholarly tre...

  • Cartulary of Reading Abbey

    Manuscript Created date: 1190–1199

    The 12th-century Cartulary of Reading Abbey gives a list of works held at the medieval libraries at Reading Abbey and Le...

  • 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 ...

  • English copy of Bede's Commentary on the Gospel of...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century

    The Venerable Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), whose greatest work was the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, also w...

  • Glossed Book of Ezekiel

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

    This 12th-century copy of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel may have been produced at the Cistercian monastery of Founta...

  • Glossed Psalter

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

    From an early date, Church Fathers and theologians wrote commentaries on the Bible, which survive in numerous copies. Th...

  • Montpellier Bible (first of two volumes)

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

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

  • Passionale (Lives of Saints)

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

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

  • Préaux Gospels

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

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

  • Rule of St Benedict

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

    Educated in Rome, St Benedict of Nursia (b. c. 480, d. c. 550) abandoned city life and withdrew to the vicinity of Subia...

  • St Jerome, Commentaries on Jeremiah and Ezekiel

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

    Saint Jerome (b. c. 347, d. 420), whose greatest work was the translation of the Bible into Latin, also wrote biblical c...

  • Symeon of Durham, De Exordio Ecclesiae Dunelmensis

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

    Symeon of Durham (active c. 1090–c. 1128) was an English monk and historian, known for writing a number of chronicles, i...

  • The First Arrival of the Saxons and the Normans

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

    This volume includes a diverse range of texts, two of which were copied in northern England in the middle of the 12th ce...