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James Vincent

James Vincent is writing a book about measurement for Faber.

Jiggers, Rods and Barleycorns

James Vincent, 5 March 2020

Thelength of Christ was a spiritual matter in the Middle Ages. Sometimes referred to as the mensura Christi or longitudo Christi, it appeared in manuscripts as a hand-drawn bar or linea, as broad as the width of the page would allow. These lines could be measured by the faithful with a string or ribbon and multiplied so that they might draw the Son of God up to his full height. One...

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