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It is almost impossible to know exactly how many textual works were compiled within Medieval Libraries; one can only offer speculations and theories, due to the lack of primary historical evidence. We know that Libraries did exist in Medieval Spain, both in Toledo, as well as Cordoba. Constantinople had its own imperial Library which stood for centuries, ...


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Beverley Nank, who is a curator at the British Museum, says that snails in manuscripts were drawn to symbolize cowardice. She even analyzed the manuscript images posted above. Nenk said, 'snails were often depicted in the margins of medieval illuminated manuscripts, thought to symbolise cowardice. That could mean it is “a satirical reference to cowardly or ...


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