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  • 10th-century copy of Isidore of Seville’s Etymolog...

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    The Etymologies by Isidore of Seville (b. c. 560, d. 636) became one of the most widely consulted encyclopaedic works in...

  • 10th-century Gospel-book, produced in Metz

    Manuscript Created date: Late 10th century

    This opulent copy of the Gospels was perhaps made as a gift from the bishop, Thierry I (r. 965-984) to the cathedral of...

  • 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...

  • 12th-century calendar and annals

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th century–Early 13th century

    In the Middle Ages, as today, calendars served to organise time into days and months. This fragment collection contains...

  • 9th-century collection of prayers and litanies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century

    Made in the third quarter of the ninth century, this manuscript contains a collection of devotional texts such as prayer...

  • Amalarius of Metz, De Ecclesiasticis officiis

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1100

    Amalarius of Metz (d. c. 850) was one of the great writers of the Carolingian age. He participated actively in political...

  • An French infantry charge in Argonne, France

    Photograph

    Infantry played a key role in all the battles of the First World War. This photograph shows a charge conducted by French...

  • Arras in ruins, 1917

    Photograph Created date: April, 1917

    Arras, in northern France, became a strategic position on the frontline early on in the war. Between April and May 1917,...

  • Astronomical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    Astronomy, the science of the stars, was an important part of the early medieval curriculum. This astronomical collectio...

  • Battlefield at Etrepilly, Marne

    Photograph

    This photograph was taken in September 1914 during the French counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Marne. The de...

  • Bilingual Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    Produced in England during the last quarter of the 12th century, this manuscript is one of only a few bilingual Psalters...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica with medical...

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century–1st half of the 10th century

    During the Middle Ages, the practice of gathering different texts from various periods in the same manuscript was common...

  • British soldier washing in a shell crater

    Photograph

    This photograph shows daily life on the frontline. A British soldier is washing in the stagnant water that has collected...

  • British tank in Flanders

    Photograph

    This photograph shows a British tank Mark I in operation in Flanders in 1917. Tanks were one of the major military innov...

  • Calculating time

    Manuscript Created date: 1st third of the 9th century–Late 11th century

    This manuscript consists of three books joined together in the medieval period at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain...