You are hereRunning titles have a long history. They are encountered in manuscripts made as early as the sixth century. Their main use was to indicate to the reader where in the book he or she was. Early examples merely reveal the given book within the text - stating, for example, "Liber primus" (Book 1). With the coming of the scholastic manuscript in the late twelfth century, used at universities throughout Europe, the running titles became more sophisticated. They would often provide the reader with the full title of the text at a given page.