Why do you think many written recorded are available for the Mediaeval period?

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The number and variety of textual records increased dramatically during the medieval period than ancient period. They slowly displaced other types of available information. Through this period paper gradually became cheaper and more widely available. People used it to write holy texts, chronicles of rulers, letters and teachings of saints, petitions and judicial records, and for registers of accounts and taxes. Manuscripts were collected by wealthy people, rulers, monasteries and temples. They were placed in libraries and archives These manuscripts archives and documents provide a lot of detailed information to historians but they are also difficult to use.


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