From scroll to codex

For three thousand years the scroll was the main format for writing. Its origin dates back to egypt.

Despite its difficult reading and locating the texts, obligatory for the reader to rolldown and roll at the same time, the papyrus was the predominant support between the fourth to sixth centuries bc and III d.C. From 4th century, the use of the “ codex ” extends in the western part of the roman empire through to move completely in the fifth century thekillindrosin the eastern part. The Biblioteca Nacional de españa retains your collection for a small range of media, which reflected primarily religious texts and which allow the reader to move to this stage, although primordial not relevant to the time frame mentioned.

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