Was medieval manuscript marginalia pure distraction?

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In medical works, recipe books, herbals and scientific works, it was very common with marginal illustrations, or even full-page illustrations.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

Do you write in the margins of your books? How has this changed, now that some or all of your reading may be electronic? Do we need more, or better, ways to improve the ability to create marginalia in our digital world?

See on www.medievalists.net

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