Western Medieval Manuscripts

St John’s College Library has around 180 western medieval manuscripts, the majority of which are catalogued in Ralph Hanna’s Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts of St John’s College Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

As part of the ongoing digitization project, these catalogue entries are gradually being published online on Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries. A full set of images of three St John’s medieval manuscripts are available on Digital Bodleian and more will be added in due course.

Want to learn more about the western medieval manuscripts in St John’s Library? Click on the topics below to explore our collections. You can also navigate to specific shelfmarks.

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Bibles: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 21, fol. 54r. Classics: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 87, fol. 1r. Devotional Books: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 82, fol. 29v. History: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 23, fol. 4v. Law: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 257, fol. 156v. Liturgy: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 167, fol. 10r. Medicine: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 108 fol. 1r. Middle English Literature: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 340, fol. 4r. Morality: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 61, fol. 61r. Politics: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 12, fol. 1r; Saints’ Lives: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 96, fol. 1r. Science & Learning: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 164, fol. 1r. Sermons & Homilies: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 11, fol. 49r Theology: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 20, fol. 1r. Miscellaneous: Oxford, St John’s College, MS 235 fragment 109.

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