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  • 11th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

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

    In the Middle Ages, manuscripts necessary for the Mass formed part of a church’s most important treasures, together with...

  • Collection of works by St Ambrose

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 11th century

    St Ambrose (b. 340, d. 420), a bishop of Milan, was one of the greatest preachers of the early Church. Seven of his work...

  • French copy of St Augustine’s De Trinitate

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1060

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to complete his 15-book treatise De Trinitate (On th...

  • Gaignières Gospel Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    François-Roger de Gaignières (b. 1642, d. 1715) was an art collector and scholar who bequeathed his manusc...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (first of two volumes)

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

    The scriptorium at Metz flourished under one of the illegitimate sons of Charlemagne, Drogo, who was bishop from 826 to...

  • Gospel-book from Metz (second of two volumes)

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

    The second volume of an illuminated Gospel-book produced in Metz (the first is now BnF Latin 11961), this manuscript ope...

  • Hrabanus Maurus, De Laudibus sanctae crucis

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    The poem De Laudibus sancte crucis (In Praise of the Holy Cross) is the work of Hrabanus Maurus (b. 780/781, d. 856), on...

  • John Cassian, Collationes

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

    The main text of this 11th-century manuscript from the monastery of St Wandrille in Normandy is John Cassian’s Collation...

  • Lectionary of St-Maur-des-Fossés

    Manuscript Created date: Early 11th century

    St Maurus (d. 584) is one of the most famous disciples of St Benedict of Nursia (d. c. 550), the author of the Benedicti...

  • Life and miracles of St Germain

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    Texts devoted to the lives and miracles of different saints were collected and widely read during the medieval period. C...

  • St Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    St Augustine was born in Tagaste, now Souk-Ahras in Algeria, in 354. As a young man he was attracted to the ideas of Man...

  • St Augustine, De civitate Dei

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1060

    St Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) composed De civitate Dei (The City of God) in response to an attack on Rome by the Visigot...

  • St Denis Missal

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-11th century

    During the 11th and the 12th centuries, a new kind of text appeared for use in the liturgy – the Missal, which combined ...

  • Sulpicius Severus, Lives of St Martin and St Bened...

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

    The lives of two important early saints, Sts Martin and Benedict, have been copied together in this volume dating from t...

  • The Life and Miracles of St Nicholas

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

    From the early Middle Ages onwards many monasteries produced libelli (small books), each of which contained the life of...