Ancient and Medieval

The world of ancient history occasionally startles us with its incredible modernity. The impact of the discoveries that emerged from the ancient world endures today. The medieval period also represents a period of significant discovery.

These ages were also important ones in the history of the book; we moved from ancient scrolls to codices to illuminated manuscripts, and the role of the printed word continued to increase, priming the world for the invention of the printing press and subsequent explosion in publication.