On 16 August 1491, the most prolific printer of the Low Countries at the time, Gerard Leeu (d. 1492) published his only edition of a Book of Hours in Dutch. The book itself, however, looks French. Why was Leeu swayed by French fashion?
Category: Manuscript Studies
A, B, C and ᚠ, ᚢ, ᚦ: why were early medieval scholars interested in collecting alphabets? Leiden medievalist Aya Van Renterghem introduces her new Leverhulme post-doctoral research project.
Doodling is something we do all the time: on the phone or attending a meeting we scribble, rather haphazardly and without thinking, squiggly lines, random words or mini drawings. The practice is old and originates in the pen trials of medieval scribes.