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The Eyes Have It

A visit with Mark Smith, Curators' Professor, Department of History

By Kelly Washatka
Published: - Topics: manuscript transcription printed medieval texts publication

The Medieval Publication Industry

Topics: publishing manuscript

Dr. Smith explains some of the aspects of the early publishing world. Between the complex process of manuscripts coming and going between scribes and stationers, and the immense amount of funding and time involved in each project, it is clear that publication was no simple undertaking in the medieval period.