How much lost medieval literature is there? A wildlife-tracking method may have the answer.

We know about much more medieval literature than we have access to. In medieval literature, authors were constantly referencing each other’s works—but some of the referenced works haven’t been found themselves. Prior to the printing press, it was much easier for a text to be destroyed forever—by being misplaced, destroyed in a literary fire, eaten […]

How much lost medieval literature is there? A wildlife-tracking method may have the answer.

One response to “How much lost medieval literature is there? A wildlife-tracking method may have the answer.

  1. Fascinating application of ecological methods to discover the size of the unknown!

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