Medieval maniculae in early printed books from the Elsevier Heritage Collection
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!