Today’s Spotlight uses public domain images from “The Canterbury Tales” and other Medieval texts in a photo‑illustration by Christine Daniloff/MIT.
Today we constantly switch from one text to another: news, blogs, email, workplace documents and more. But a new book by an MIT professor reveals that this is not a new practice: In the 14th century, for instance, many people maintained eclectic reading habits, consuming diverse texts in daily life.
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