School texts


This manuscript contains a collection of fragments from England and France in the 11th and 12th centuries. It consists of the sorts of materials that were studied in monastic and cathedral schools in this period, including works on philosophy, theology, logic, cosmology and computus (the calculation of times and dates).

Appropriately, a picture of a lesson also appears in the manuscript (f. 126r). It shows a teacher instructing a group of students about the world, signified by the disk he holds. One student counts on his fingers, another takes notes on a writing tablet, and a third studies a booklet.

This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Full title:
Miscellany of works on computus and rhetoric
11th century–12th century, Canterbury
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Public Domain
Held by
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Latin 15170

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