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14th Century Bookfoxes - a Vulpes Libris Random

Tumblr, where it is not akin to a seething pit of vipers, contains some absolute gems. One of them has the title Discarding Images. It exists to share with us all the fantastic world of marginal images in medieval manuscripts. 315 more words

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Early English Poetry in a Worcester Manuscript

The monk with the tremulous hand made many small entries in the Cathedral’s Anglo-Saxon manuscripts so they would be easier to understand. He also copied out one manuscript himself, using any odd pieces of parchment he could find. 1,036 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

Magdalene’s Magna Carta

There has been much interest in Magna Carta in its 800th year and the Magdalene Old Library can contribute a little-studied example to the growing body of evidence for the wide use of this key document in fourteenth-century everyday legal practice.   759 more words

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Gregory-Aland 1761: A Gospels Manuscript?

We have a team from CSNTM working at the National Library of Greece in Athens this summer. A big team—from seven to nine people at any given time. 1,059 more words

my christmas wishlist

it’s never too early to get organized for christmas, right?! if you’re wondering what to get me this year, here’s my wishlist. well, it’s more like a wish-item, ’cause there’s only one thing on the list (h/t to… 314 more words

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Manuscript Road Trip: The Promise of Digital Fragmentology

Last week, I traveled to the University of Leeds with 2,000 other medievalists from around the world to participate in the International Medieval Congress. This post is a somewhat-abbreviated version of the paper I gave on the last day of the Congress, titled “Fragments and Fragmentology in North America.” 3,176 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

Inside Medieval Contemplative Life: The Anchoress


In a small English Village in 1255, 17 year-old Sarah willingly entered a small stone cell and allowed the stout wooden door to be nailed closed behind her. 341 more words

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