Touching parchment. : how medieval users rubbed, handled, and kissed their manuscripts / / Volume 1, : Officials and their books : / Kathryn M. Rudy.

The Medieval book, both religious and secular, was regarded as a most precious item. The traces of its use through touching and handling during different rituals such as oath-taking, is the subject of Kathryn Rudy's research in Touching Parchment. Rudy presents numerous and fascinating case stu...

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Place / Publishing House:Cambridge, UK : : Open Book Publishers,, [2023]
Year of Publication:2023
Physical Description:1 online resource (272 pages) :; illustrations
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