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Grab the Goose Quill

Students are producing medieval manuscripts – and learning how to read the centuries-old writings

Freiburg, Aug 08, 2017

Before the invention of modern printing in the 15th century, documents were produced by hand using a quill instead of a printing press. The medievalist Prof. Dr. Henrike Lähnemann is using a practical example to teach her students this process in her codicology seminar: They are producing their own medieval-style documents with goose quills.