Bad medieval book manners. Part 2

Here is the second and last part of an article about the care of books in the Middle Ages that I have recently begun writing. Part one can be found here. If you'd rather not read the first part, then you can still enjoy, I hope, the rest of this article. We are following Richard de Bury,... Continue Reading →

Bad medieval book manners. Part 1

Handle with care. Those who have worked with manuscripts in libraries and archives know that the casual relationship between the reader and the printed book stops at the door and a special covenant enters into force once we approach bound parchment (ok, some paper, too, mais┬áj'en passe). 'Be careful with that', 'no flash, please', 'don't... Continue Reading →

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