The Twitter account @WeirdMedieval has over 100k followers. It collects and posts, well, medieval “weird” stuff.
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Imagine the life of a medieval scribe, spending his days in the tedious, never-ending task of copying an entire book, whether he liked or not, word by word, with pen and ink and vellum.
No laptops, no word processing software, no “delete” key, no electric light, no “save” nor “copy + paste” functions. Just the absolute certainty that, once this volume was entirely copied, illuminated with beautiful capital letters and marginal decoration, the same process was to be repeated with another book.