Medieval Europe + Byzantium

Books in medieval Europe

The hand-made books of the Middle Ages are known as manuscripts.

c. 330 - 1300 C.E.

Beginner's guide

The original manuscripts of the Bible and ancient writers are known today because scribes copied them.

Making & using

Making the medieval book

Making the medieval book

Using the medieval book

Using the medieval book

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Recording and disseminating information is quick and easy today, but in the Middle Ages this process was slow and laborious.

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