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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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Vita's book is a welcome step toward such a linguistic study of the Amarna letters, but a definitive palaeographic and chirographic analysis of the letters remains a desideratum.
(104) At Beikthano at present, there is only stylistic and palaeographic evidence to date its Buddhist culture from c.
To conclude these brief palaeographic notes, we present a very basic utility handlist of letra joanina character forms most frequently attested in the Ashb.
1180 in Bourne Abbey, seem more reasonable because his study is primarily based on a detailed comparative analysis of the palaeographic evidence.
Though the first and introductory chapter is subtitled "The importance of archaeological context for analysis of inscriptions," it actually goes beyond that topic to introduce some basic points regarding the distinction between script and language, lapidary and cursive script, differentiations between various media, and essential features of palaeographic method.
The Scandinavian Caledonides: Event chronology, palaeographic settings and likely modern analogues // Tectonophysics.
By combining palaeographic criteria with dialectological ones, Hanna has identified the ten codices localized in the historical geography of Edwardian London, including the famous Auchinleck manuscript (see Pearsall and Cunningham 1979).
Palaeographic evidence seems to indicate that the chronicle was compiled over a fifty year period approximately between 1200 and 1256 AD.
Today's palaeographic linguists agree to qualify as writing the signs discovered on twenty-one tablets (rongorongo), two crescent-shaped pectorals (rei miro), one staff, and one birdman representation from Easter Island.
It was also a remarkable stimulus for new archival and palaeographic research.
She successfully detaches the manuscript from some earlier localizations, especially Spain, and martials palaeographic and codicological evidence to support her convincing attribution to Italy.
He then discusses in detail the codicological, palaeographic, and linguistic evidence, none of which is, thus far, conclusive either way, and he points out in his summary that fluoroscopic tests on the ink are still required.