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Measuring in the Middle Ages with Emanuele Lugli

It often seems it’s the things that we take for granted that have the biggest impact. One of these things is the way we measure. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Emanuele Lugli about the way people used measurement for business, for justice, and for devotion.

Emanuele Lugli’s new book The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness is published by the University of Chicago Press. Click here to go the publisher’s site or buy this book on


Emanuele Lugli is assistant professor of art history at Stanford University. Click here to view his university webpage or visit him on

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Top Image: British Library MS Royal 19 C XI fol. 31v 


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