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Featured Canterbury Print

Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). 'Literal Illustration of the Text of Psalm CIII (CIV)'. Manuscript illustration showing God's creations: valleys and mountains, beasts and birds, a man ploughing with oxen, ships and sea beasts, with angels above. Harley 603, f.51v, from the Harley Psalter, made at Christ Church Cathedral Priory in Canterbury during the first half of the 11th century, now in the British Library, London. From "English Hymns and Hymn Writers", by Adam Fox. [Collins, London, 1947]

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Single Leaf from a Decretum by Gratian: Decorated Initial Q[uidam habens filium obtulit]

Single Leaf from a Decretum by Gratian: Decorated Initial Q[uidam habens filium obtulit] and Quadruple Arcade with Concordance of Greek and Latin Alphabets , c. 1160-1165. This leaf was excised from a copy of the handbook of church law known as the Decretum written by Gratian, an Italian Camaldolese monk active in Bologna from about 1130 to 1140. The focus of the leaf is a large decorated letter Q with spiraling lotus petals introducing the first Causa , or case of law. The text begins, "A man having a son offered him to a very wealthy cloister." This case concerns the definition of simony (making profit from sacred things). The style of the illumination and the script date the leaf to between 1160 and 1165. In November 1164, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, took refuge at Pontigny as a result of his conflict with King Henry II of England. During his stay, Becket immersed himself in the study of church law, as evidenced by his later use of citations from the Decretum . This leaf could have been part of the original manuscript Becket consulted. The volume was later dismembered following the suppression of the monastery during the French Revolution in the late 1700s.

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Peter of Poitier's "Compendium Historiae in Genealogia Christi", c. 1220

Peter of Poitier's "Compendium Historiae in Genealogia Christi", c. 1220. This manuscript roll, composed of four membranes formerly stitched together in a continuous roll about nine feet long, has been divided in the middle for easier visibility and study. The text is an abridgment of biblical history focused on the descent of Christ from Adam. It was written by Peter of Poitiers (about 1130-1205), who taught theology and history in Paris and was widely copied. The present roll is an English copy of Peter's text made shortly after his death. Although manuscript rolls were hung on the walls of a classroom as instructional aids to students, some of them have value beyond their textual and historical interest because of the fine quality of their drawings, as seen here. A comparison with Canterbury manuscripts and stained glass of around 1220 is the basis for the attribution to Canterbury. Peter of Poitiers's aim in this project was to assist students prevented from mastering biblical history because of its length and because they were too poor to own books.

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