What can dirt on pages tell us about medieval manuscripts and their readers?

For the first time a new scientific technique has allowed us into the minds and motivations of medieval people through their dirty books.

A new technique invented by Dr Kathryn Rudy, lecturer in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, can measure which pages in medieval manuscripts are the dirtiest, and therefore, the most read.



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