For Dauvit Broun, there is nothing like touching and reading a medieval document up to 1300 years old, or reading a later reprint of something first produced that long ago.
Books, letters, charters and business papers enabled him to see beyond historical facts and connect to the past, the University of Glasgow history professor said yesterday.
"It is fantastic - awesome... When you are touching something like that, you are actually in contact with people from the past in a very direct way."
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