The medieval manuscript fragments housed at the University of Mississippi focus heavily on the works of Priscian and Titus Livy as well as classic Christian texts. Priscian, a 5th-century Constantinople-based Latin grammarian, composed Institutiones grammaticae, an extensive work explaining Latin grammar through literary works. Religious works in this collection include fragments from The New Testament, a Book of Hours, a French Missal and the Golden Legend. A final notable work is that of Titus Livy, a Roman historian, created by Giacomo Curlo, a prominent 15th century scribe.
These fragments were created by scribes between the 10th and 15th centuries. A few of the manuscripts are illuminated, ranging from simple flourishes to elaborate illumination. Other leaves composing these texts can be found at various institutions throughout the World.
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