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  • Gradual, produced in Toulouse

    Manuscript

    A Gradual is a book of chants for singing in the Mass. This example was produced in the last quarter of the 11th century...

  • Harley Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Harley Psalter is one of the great masterpieces of late Anglo-Saxon book art. It was written and decorated at Christ...

  • Illuminated New Testament and Psalter from Cyprus

    Manuscript

    In the 11th and 12th centuries, a distinctive subgroup of manuscripts appeared, mostly originating in Cyprus or Palestin...

  • Illuminated Psalter from Winchester

    Manuscript

    In this copy of the Psalms, made in Winchester, the first and second text divisions are enhanced by full-page images in...

  • Law-code of King Cnut

    Manuscript

    This is the longest Anglo-Saxon law code, issued by King Cnut (reigned 1016–35) with the advice of his counsellors. This...

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Old English Illustrated Herbal

    Manuscript

    Medieval medicine often used plant- and animal-based remedies. This is the only illustrated collection of such remedies...

  • Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

    Manuscript

    Priscian was a Latin grammarian and scholar, active in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) at the beginning of the six...

  • Qur'an in Eastern Kufic Script

    Manuscript

    An 11th- or 12th-century Qur’an, written on parchment on paper in an Eastern kufic script, showing important development...

  • St Augustine, Confessiones

    Manuscript

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

  • St John Chrysostom, Commentaries on the Pauline Ep...

    Manuscript

    Many of the Church Fathers wrote detailed exegetical studies of individual books of the Bible. These treatises were impo...

  • The Reckoning of Time

    Manuscript

    ‘The Reckoning of Time’ was a very influential work composed by the monk Bede (d. 735) in 725. This manuscript is one of...

  • Ælfwine’s Prayerbook

    Manuscript

    Many manuscripts reveal a surprising amount about their makers and owners. One such is this small prayer book, which mea...