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Elizabeth Archibald
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Elizabeth Archibald

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Elizabeth Archibald holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University, with research focusing on the history of education from Antiquity to the Renaissance and the History of the Book. She has published on topics including the history of Latin instruction and the history of women’s book ownership.

She teaches in the Humanities Department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Ask the Past was born when Elizabeth began posting morsels of advice from medieval manuscripts and rare books to a blog. Today the blog continues to charm a global audience of book lovers and history enthusiasts.

Books by Elizabeth Archibald

Ask the Past

Answers, advice and age-old wisdom, from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment.

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