Investigating Northeastern’s Only Medieval Manuscript

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Northeastern students are continuing on with their work on the “Dragon Prayerbook” project.  Really interesting work, using sceince to unlock the secrets of our little Medieval Dominican prayerbook.
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What inspired you to take a closer look at Dragon Prayer Book?

We were inspired by the mystery of the manuscript; very little was known about it before we began our research. The Dragon Prayer Book is beautiful and intriguing, and so multi-dimensional in terms of the questions we can ask of it, e.g. sociological, literary, religious, material, etc. As Northeastern’s only medieval manuscript, the book is an original object which has become a hub of interdisciplinary research. The book has provided a sort of bridge between departments, and each new experiment or test proves this connection to be stronger. With each new discovery we make the book reveals more of itself to us, and with each revelation come new surprises and twists in terms of our research path. While much is known about the book, there is still plenty that can be discovered, or even already known information that can be confirmed. <snip>

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Whole blog post here:

Investigating Northeastern’s Only Medieval Manuscript

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