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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Laud Misc. 281 fol. 184r
Massive manuscripts and weary scribe
How long does it take to write manuscripts? This depends on the text you want to copy, but it might take very long – especially when you were commissioned to copy the entire Bible!
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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Laud Misc. 281 fol. 184r
Finding focus in the profane
What would you expect to see on the first page of a book of sermons – a hunting scene? Perhaps not.
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Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 1179 Helmst., fol. Iv
Saint Marina: A hidden woman in the Lives of the Fathers
This fifteenth-century manuscript – now Bodleian Library, MS. Laud Misc. 346 – both reveals and hides stories from the Lives of the Desert Fathers.
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