What’s the deal with medieval manuscript fragments?

Collecting fragments of medieval manuscripts is a two-way road. Some might see it as salvaging a part of written culture, others might regard it as an act of shameless book destruction, as fragments are often violently removed from books.

Check out my latest piece on the topic for the British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog.

I often blog there. Texts are longer than those I post here, and there are copious images. Subscribe to receive the latest posts by email from myself and other contributors.

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