Tom Lorenz

Tom Lorenz is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.
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Iceland’s recycled medieval books are now historic treasures

Recycling is no new practice. It has been a common practise around the world for thousands of years. In my PhD project, I investigate how parchment from dismembered Latin books was recycled in various ways in Iceland after the introduction of the Reformation in 1550. These parchment fragments provide important insights in a lost chapter of Icelandic book history.