From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


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Amo –mas –mat… Medieval students had to begin with the basics: conjugating Latin verbs. This well-worn textbook attests to the centrality of grammar in the medieval schools. Grammar, along with rhetoric and logic, formed the "trivium," which was the literary component of the liberal arts curriculum that the Middle Ages inherited from Antiquity.

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Grammar Textbook. Italy (?), 14th century.
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