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The Obscene and Grotesque Marginalia of Medieval Books

Why are the medieval religious texts filled with grotesque doodles?

Detail of a marginal scene of a grotesque hybrid examining another’s hindquarters.

Medieval society wasn’t all about prayers and plagues. The printing press hadn’t been invented yet and the painstaking task of copying line after line of a medieval manuscript was performed by scribes. So how do…




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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti

Art enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I also share insights about entrepreneurship, founders & nascent technologies.

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