From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


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Medieval university scholars tried to ease the burden of learning by devising reference works, such as this alphabetical glossary of words used in the Bible. The impulse behind such efforts eventually gave rise to dictionaries.

Obtained in 1893 for A. D. White.

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Guillelmus Brito. Expositiones vocabulorum totius Bibliae. England, first quarter of the fourteenth century.
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