palaeography


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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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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.
7) Moran's researches into early Irish ecclesiastical history, an unploughed field, meant locating and carefully transcribing the ancient manuscripts, many half-forgotten, and that meant developing a proficiency in palaeography and the Irish language.
Palaeography is also a difficult area, but Pearson gives a brief summary of the history and development of handwriting, and the researcher's problems in deciphering and analysing it.
There follow well-thought-out discussions of sociolects, of dates, of palaeography, and of carbon dating.
See Albert Derolez, The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) and S.
The society is looking for new members, and anyone who would like to consider joining to take part in its work, would receive tuition in Latin and in the skills of palaeography.
However, this curriculum included auxiliary historical disciplines such as palaeography, heraldry, numismatology etc.
As a student in Oxford Dean had a thorough training in palaeography and her datings of these MSS are independent of published sources.
Of special interest is the careful inclusion of recent findings in archaeology, architectural history, palaeography, codicology, and numismatics which are increasingly vital complements to the more traditional literary and historical approaches to this period.
8-1 and 8-2) are so severely reduced that students initially Felt defeated when trying to read them without magnification, they were able to Follow the written modern description of them and came to appreciate that there is another world of investigation available to those who persevere with palaeography and language studies.