From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


Name Indexing
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An innovative feature of later medieval Bibles was an index of Hebrew names, such as the alphabetical list seen at the end of this 13th-century English Bible. Although alphabetical organization of literary subject matter seems basic to us, its practice developed slowly during the Middle Ages and was taken for granted only after the advent of printing.

Gift of William G. Mennen.

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Vulgate Bible with Index. England, second half of the thirteenth century.
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