Überblick:Pressestimmen We all supposed that scrolls had more or less died out in the ancient world to be superseded by the codex. This fascinating book unfolds a parallel universe of manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages. The living fossils from antiquity were actually still there alive and invisible in every aspect of medieval book production. They just keep rolling they keep on rolling along.--Christopher de Hamel author of Meetings with Remarkable ManuscriptsA fascinating and scientifically sound study that will be highly appreciated by a wider audience of students and medieval manuscript lovers.--Giulia Orofino professor of art history University of CassinoThere is much to admire in Kelly's concise well-illustrated and vivid account.--Bernard Meehan research fellow Trinity Medieval History Research Centre Trinity College DublinAn astonishingly clear and interesting survey of how we used to read and how we read today...a gem of scholarship and of great interest to anyone and will be the definite work for this dominant medium of reading for years to come.--Michael Scott Cuthbert associate professor of music and faculty director of digital humanities MITIn this beautifully and copiously illustrated volume readers will be introduced to medieval scrolls magical and medical genealogical and historical alchemical and astronomical. An important contribution to the history of the book and will be a delightful read for any--pardon the misnomer--bibliophile.--Lisa Fagin Davis author of La Chronique Anonyme UniverselleThis handsomely illustrated and lucid study surveys the scroll across centuries and cultures. Fascinating discoveries await the reader on virtually every page. A delight to the eye as much as to the mind.--Joseph Dyer associate professor emeritus University of Massachusetts BostonThis is a wonderful introduction to the medieval scroll. A thoroughly enjoyable reading with numerous insights on this very popular form and exceptionally illustrated with key examples and explanatory caption.--Orietta Da Rold fellow at St. John's College Cambridge Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Thomas Forrest Kelly is professor of music at Harvard University. The author of The Role of the Scroll Capturing Music and Music Then and Now he lives in Cambridge Massachusetts.