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  • Gospel-book produced in Northern France

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 9th century

    This Gospel-book, made in the third quarter of the ninth century, is an example of the Franco-Saxon style of decoration...

  • 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...

  • Images of the life of Christ

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

    The book of Psalms was at the heart of medieval spirituality. From a relatively early date, very grand copies included a...

  • Merovingian copy of St Gregory the Great's Moralia...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 8th century

    Pope Gregory the Great (d. 604) is one of the Latin Doctors of the Church. Amongst his many influential works is a comme...

  • 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. ...

  • Otho-Corpus Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 7th century–1st quarter of the 8th century

    Some of the earliest books to survive from Anglo-Saxon England are copies of the first four books of the New Testament,...

  • 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...

  • Paul the Deacon, History of the Lombards

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

    Paul the Deacon’s (b. c. 720, d. 799) written history of the Lombard people is one of the earliest accounts of the Lomba...

  • Prudentius, Psychomachia (War of the Soul)

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century–11th century

    The Psychomachia (War of the Soul) is a work of allegory in which seven Virtues and seven Vices battle for possession of...

  • 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 Augustine, Confessiones

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

    St Augustine’s (b. 354, d. 430) autobiographical work, the Confessions, was a key text that was widely read and studied ...

  • St Gregory the Great's Commentaries

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 8th century

    Gregory the Great (b. c. 540, d. 604) was a reformer of the early Church, whose writings offered practical wisdom and mo...

  • 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...