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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!

The Adventures of Medieval Bunny, Part I: The 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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