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Welcome, everyone! I’m excited to answer your questions! (Although I’m afraid I DON’T know the actual location of the Holy Grail, alas.)
Important texts were copied by hand--usually by monks in monasteries--and then the manuscripts would be circulated among learned or religious communities, and often read aloud. Literacy was less than 10%, so most information was disseminated orally.
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