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palaeography

1. the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc., and may serve as historical and literary sources
2. a handwriting of the past
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Manuscript observations have been cross-referenced against Albert Derolez, The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003).
This one-day palaeography course will tackle techniques for reading and transcribing Tudor and Stewart documents.
BHU is working on a PG diploma course in manuscriptology and palaeography within the Department of Library and Information Science.
The way in which other workers in the field are happy to include contributions by Dr Glass in their books shows that he is the acknowledged master of Gandharan palaeography.
Palaeography is the study of old handwriting, and the tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.
iv is a complex manuscript in terms of its codicology and palaeography and Cubbins attempts to get to grips with the latter by identifying the individual hands (as many as eighteen) in an all-too-brief survey.
1115, which has intrigued scholars of Greek palaeography at least since Montfaucon, the father of that science, published the colophon in 1708.
The date, material, handwriting, and present construction of the manuscript, the evolution of the collection and the history of binding and manuscript are discussed with a masterly clarity; indeed, this introduction, used in conjunction with the facsimile, would provide ideal exemplary material for palaeography classes.
His section on how to identify manuscript inscriptions is, perhaps necessarily, brief -- presumably the researcher either can or can't place them, and, if he can't, guides to palaeography, autographs, and biography are probably as frustrating as the marks themselves.
The ultimate justification of palaeography lies in its power to contribute to the history of thought, and especially of the long historical process by which all the classical and mediaeval literature and much of mediaeval art have been transmitted to the present" (p.
Scholars of Indian history and culture explore Indic manuscript culture from the perspectives of collections, codicology (from orality to print), palaeography, textual criticism, and cultural studies.
The exhaustive treatment of Ugaritic palaeography in the 2002 Harvard dissertation of John L.