Virtue and Vice on Vellum: Marginalia in Medieval Manuscripts

For any student, doodling in notebooks can be tempting. A semester’s notes sometimes reveal a plethora of thoughtless scribblings and half-completed caricatures. One only hopes the professor was not paying attention. For the scribe in the medieval scriptorium, however, the margins of the page were no dumping ground for the wandering mind. “Marginalia,” those illustrations [...]

Publication Date: 2022-12-22 05:24:10
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