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VERSE
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, "Aeterne rerum conditor"
Prudentius, Preface
Hisperica Famina: Sunrise
Archpoet, "Aestuans intrinsecus"
Sequence (Anon.), ante a. 850
Venantius Fortunatus, "Pange, lingua"
Theodulf of Orléans, "Why I No Longer Write Poems"
Walter of Châtillon, "Missus sum in vineam"
John Gower, Vox Clamantis, (Excerpt on erroneous preaching)
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
Sulpicius Severus, Vita Sancti Martini
Gregorius Turonensis
     Historia Francorum, Praefatio Prima
     Historia Francorum, Capitula Libri Primi
     Historia Francorum, Liber VI, Capitulum xlvi
     Historia Francorum, Liber VI, Capitulum xvii, On the forced baptism of Jews
     De Gloria Confessorum, Praefatio
Patricii Confessio
Beda Venerabilis
     Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, An Attempted Assassination
     H.E., Pope Gregory Conceives Idea of a Mission to Britain
     H.E., Caedmon
     Epistula ad Egbertum
Einhard, Vita Caroli Magni
     Physical Description and Pastimes
     Coronation of Louis and Death of Charlemagne
Liutprand of Cremona, Delegation to Constantinople
On the Bishops of Eichstadt, Anon. (Excerpt on Bishop Megingaud)
Edward Grim, Vita S. Thomae, Murder of Thomas Becket
Salimbene, Chronicle
Agnes Blannbekin, Vita et Revelationes, (Excerpt)
DOCUMENTS
Selected Documents on Vassalage
Pope Gregory VII, Dictatus Papae
Gratian, Decretum
Magna Carta, 1225
Boniface VIII, "Clericis laicos"
Boniface VIII, "Unam Sanctam"
Francis of Assisi, Testament
SERMONS AND PREACHING
Bernard, Sermo 57 super Canticum Canticorum
Guibert de Nogent, How to Make a Sermon (Excerpt)
Legenda Aurea, On Humility
Legenda Aurea, George and the Dragon
Alan of Lille, On the Art of Preaching, Preface and Cap. I
Pierre de Remiremont, Exemplum
Fasciculus Morum, (On the Avarice of Preachers)
VULGATE & EXEGESIS

Genesis, Chapter 3
Exodus 20, Decalogus
Psalm 1
Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, Ps. 1

Book of Proverbs, selections
Rustic Vulgate: Jeremiah 1.6-15
The Parable of the Good Samaritan: Luke 10.25-37
The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Luke 15
Gregory I, Moralia in Iob
Physiologus, On the Pelican

HUMANISM
Dante, On Vernacular Eloquence (Excerpts)
Dante, Letter to Can Grande della Scala (Excerpt on Allegory)
Thomas à Kempis, On the Imitation of Christ, Cap. 1
Roger Bacon, Opus Maius I.1
Erasmus of Rotterdam, The Ciceronian

EXCERPTA VARIA

Boethius, from the Consolatio Philosophiae
Martin of Braga, De Correctione Rusticorum
Rule of Benedict
Itinerarium Egeriae
Isidore of Seville, "On Law," from the Etymologies
Isidore of Seville, "On Wars," from the Etymologies
Pope Zacharias, Epistola
Abelard, Prologue to Sic & Non
Bernard of Clairvaux, Apology
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, "Utrum sacra doctrina dignior aliis scientiis"(Excerpts)
Thomas Aquinas, Summae Theologiae Prima Secundae, q. 26. a. 1-3
Translations of the Qur'an
Passio Perpetuae
Dhuoda, from the Liber Manualis

 

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