Palimpsest: Recycling Manuscripts in the Medieval World

This practice began earlier with the Ancient Romans, who wrote (literally scratched on letters) on wax-coated tablets, which were reuseable. Introduction In textual studies, a palimpsest (/ˈpælɪmpsɛst/) is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused for another document.[1]Pergamene (now known as parchment) was made[…]