(Meet the Manuscripts) Lecture 1: Meet the fragments

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Bodleian Libraries - Online Lecture Series
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Lectures and seminars
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Leafing through a manuscript, it’s easy to ignore the fragments of other books that were often used to strengthen its binding or as endleaves to protect the beginning and end of the text. In this session the fragments are the focus.

We will explore their physical function in manuscripts – and the bad things that can happen when they are removed for study – as well as showing what they can contribute to book history.