Gregory the Great (b. c. 540, d. 604) was a reformer of the early Church, whose writings offered practical wisdom and morality for medieval Christians. His commentary on the Book of Job, the Moralia in Job, was a key text, widely copied and owned in monasteries on both sides of the Channel.
This copy was produced in Luxeuil Abbey in Northern France, in the early eighth century as part of a multi-volume set. St Gregory provided reading aids to help users find the relevant passages in his substantial work and here they are emphasised by changes in the size and colour of the distinctive Luxeuil script.
This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Article by:
- Jesse Keskiaho
- Making manuscripts, Christian religion and belief
From the Bible to works of the Church Fathers, Jesse Keskiaho outlines the many ways writers and scribes used navigational tools to guide the reader in early medieval manuscripts.