Unexpected Discovery Illuminates Women's Role in Creating Medieval Manuscripts (Originallay aired March 4, 2019)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1079 , Segment 5
Episode: Measles, Inuit Parenting, Supervised Injection Sites
- May 27, 2019 10:00 pm
- 19:22 mins
Guest: Alison Beach, Professor of Medieval History, Ohio State University In Medieval times, before the printing press was invented, books were produced by hand. Monks with outstanding penmanship would spend their lives making painstaking copies. The fanciest books were embellished with colorful designs, and usually the scribe would get no credit for his artistry because his work was done anonymously. I say, “his” because we tend to assume only men did the job in the Middle Ages.