Scribes in Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval Scribe

Being scribes in medieval manuscripts makes you look quite cool.

Yes, you just saw a scribe riding a wyvern.

Being scribes in medieval manuscripts gets you to be depicted in all kinds of ways. Let’s go on a short trip and see what you get to look like. … Continue reading!

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Old School, New School

manicula

Medieval maniculae in early printed books from the Elsevier Heritage Collection

Elsevier annotated book

In medieval times you couldn’t just go and underline the important parts of the manuscripts you were reading.

Well, yes, you could. Some manuscripts have strikethroughs that had the same function; other times, though, an underlined sentence in a medieval manuscript would indicate a part of text that needed correction (pretty much like a teacher would underline a mistake at school). … Continue reading!

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The European Library Widget

Knights medieval manuscript

A Widget for Book Lovers

A few days ago, while looking at the newstream of the Sexy Codicology Facebook Page, we notice the European Library promoting their widget. We contacted them and asked if it was possible to install the widget also on our blog. … Continue reading!

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The Adventures of Medieval Bunny, Part I: The Killer Rabbit

Psychotic Killer Rabbit

The Killer Rabbit in Medieval Manuscripts

Back in early May 2013 we came across some intriguing and awesome marginalia of rabbits in medieval manuscripts, in curious situations and topsy-turvy worlds, among which we found the killer rabbit!

On May 10th we posted this picture on our Facebook Page:

As imaginable, the first thing that this marginal decoration reminded our followers of was the hilarious scene of the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, in Monty Python’s famous movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.Continue reading!

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Putting the Sexy in Sexy Codicology

Sexy Codicology, Year II

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term “Sexy” the following way:

generally attractive or interesting : appealing <a sexy stock>

And that is what Codicology is to me: Attractive and Interesting.

While I was thinking of a name for this blog, Sexy Codicology was among the first names that clicked in my mind.Continue reading!

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