Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is the culmination of a scholar's lifetime spent forming relationships with Medieval manuscripts. The author is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, as well as the Librarian of the Parker Library. He has forgotten more things about Medieval Manuscripts than most people ever learn. The author sets …

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Medieval Romance Advice

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. In modern tradition, we expect to celebrate with cards, chocolates, flowers and spending time with our significant other. But how did this tradition start? Beheading. According to romantic legend, St. Valentine was a kind-hearted priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II. He was martyred for the …

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