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A teaching collection of medieval manuscripts

Identifier: Mss 0175

Collection Overview

Title from cover of portfolio. Compiled by Scott Gwara. Titles supplied by compiler. [1] Missal (Temporale), circa 1450 -- [2] Missal (Sanctorale), circa 1500-1525 -- [3] Justinian, Corpus iuris civilis ("Digest"), circa 1275 -- [4] Gradual, circa 1450 -- [5] Lectionary, circa 1450 -- [6] Folio Bible, circa 1300 -- [7] Pocket Bible, circa 1250 -- [8] Capitulary, circa 1425 -- [9] Miniature Book of Hours, circa 1450 -- [10] Book of Hours (Use of Chartres), circa 1390 -- [11] Book of Hours, circa 1500 -- [12] Psalter, circa 1420 -- [13] Breviary, circa 1425 -- [14] Quran (Koran), circa 1800 -- [15] Gospels in Ge'ez, circa 1920.


  • Creation: approximately 1250-approximately 1920


Language of Material

Materials in Latin, Arabic, Ge'ez, and English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


0.25 linear feet (1 oversize box, 1 oversize paper folder) : 15 leaves


This collection consists of 15 leaves from medieval manuscripts selected for the purposes of teaching medieval textual culture. Every common book-type is represented: psalter, gradual, missal (Sanctorale and Temporale), lectionary, folio Bible, pocket Bible, breviary, civil law, Book of Hours (three examples spanning two centuries), capitulary, as well as leaves from a Quran and an Ethiopian Gospel book in Ge'ez that represent the ongoing tradition of manuscript production in the postmedieval world.

Acquisitions Information

Materials purchased by Special Collections.

Inventory of the A Teaching Collection of Medieval Manuscripts, approximately 1250-approximately 1920
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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