The Making Of

In an age in which digital media and e-books have become common equipment for readers and writers, and even the presence of oldfashioned books in bookshops should not always be taken for granted anymore, the handwritten and handmade book seems truly … ‘medieval’.

It may be hard to believe, but it is the Middle Ages in which the most important innovations in book production took place. For the shape and lay out of our books and e-readers we are indebted to scribes and bookbinders all over Europe who with great patience and skill designed a format that has lasted for many centuries.

If you want to learn more about the making of medieval books, click on one of the links below, or you can start by takingĀ a little detourĀ via the excellent virtual manuscript maker of the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge). Mind the sheep!



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