The Humanity of Manuscripts

Just History Posts

Following on from my previous blog post, where I discussed the idea that the use of historical pictures in social media could highlight to modern eyes the humanity of people who lived long ago, I thought I would delve deeper into this idea by looking at examples from medieval manuscripts. During my Masters, I was lucky enough to take palaeography classes at the Borthwick Institute for Archives where many interesting tid-bits from manuscripts were shown to me. Some of them made us laugh – for example, on one of the blank pages of a huge important medieval register from York, a child had scribbled a very faint drawing on the page – clearly it was bring-your-child-to-work-day and this child had to get hands on. Other humorous examples can be seen elsewhere – one such image that I have seen make the rounds on social media many times is from…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on October 12, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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