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Indexing Symbols, In A Volume Of Works Of Ralph of Diceto f.26r

Indexing Symbols, In A Volume Of Works Of Ralph of Diceto f.26r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Royal MS 13 E.vi

Item number: f.26r

Length: 39.8

Width: 30.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Ralph of Diceto (d. 1202) gained an education in Paris, and became a dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in 1180. He wrote two historical works covering his lifetime, both contained in this manuscript, which was owned by St. Albans abbey in the Middle Ages. In the margins of this page are visual indexing symbols, explained at the beginning of the text. The swords, for example, are next to passages referring to dukes of Normandy.

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