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Provides full-text access to the manuscripts of Archbishop Mathew Parker's Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Its holdings of Old English texts accounts for nearly a quarter of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), the Old English Bede and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. Also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to a well preserved copy of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Other subjects represented in the collection are music, medieval travelogues and maps, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles, English illuminated manuscripts and Bibles. Worth consulting for scholars in a variety of disciplines, including researchers in art history, music, science, literature, politics and religion. Content can be accessed by browsing or through a search engine. Coverage extends from the 6th century AD to the 16th century. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Stanford University Libraries

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6th through 16th centuries CE
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