58153Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: paper castles
- Jan 26, 20102010/1/26 Antonia di Benedetto Calvo <dama.antonia@...>
>There's plenty of evidence for paper before the 14th century if you look in
> I don't think a 20th century novel counts as evidence
the right places (like a history of paper, or writing surfaces). No need to
prove that much...
For the record Xativa (Jativa) in Moslem Spain was producing paper at least
IIRC, 14th c. Italian merchant Marco Datini (aka the Merchant of Prato) had
plenty of letters on paper.
For more info on the history of paper see:
Of course this doesn't solve the question of the decorative castles
mentioned... which sounds very intriguing.
Marianne / Leonor
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