Tag Archives: Reading

Unfurling the Past: Ancient & Medieval Scrolls

By Jenny Weston Here at the Turning Over a New Leaf project, we tend to focus our attention on the medieval ‘codex’ — texts hand-written on parchment, folded and sewn into quires, then wrapped together in a binding. The codex, however, was not … Continue reading

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The Proud Reader: Showing Off the Medieval Book

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) When I started this post I set out to answer a very simple query: what is the oldest photograph we have of a real reader interacting with a medieval manuscript? The quest was sparked by a 19th-century photograph … Continue reading

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