While I too would tend to be biased about the inherent fascination of medieval manuscripts, it takes a rare writer to make palaeography
Michel Huglo reminds us that this book is timely--'the study of musical palaeography
has still not paid much attention to staved square notations of the Middle Ages'.
There is an urgent need to create an academic specialty that can work in the fields of manuscriptology and palaeography
. BHU is working on a PG diploma course in manuscriptology and palaeography
within the Department of Library and Information Science.
The hands-on workshop, called Palaeography
: The Next Steps, will be held on Saturday March 13 at the County Record Office in Warwick.
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
. His readings of manuscript RS 5 are unlikely to be challenged.
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.
Gudvardur Mar Gunnlaugsson's introduction to manuscripts and palaeography
is also well illustrated and bound to be useful for novices in manuscript studies.
Palmer, "'The husbandry and manage of my house': Teaching Women's Studies from the Records of Early English Drama Collections" (142-53); and James Stokes, "Palaeography
in the Undergraduate Drama Class: Teaching the Secret Life of Documents" (154-68).
Cambridge Studies in Palaeography
and Codicology 12.
These lines are quoted in Bruce Metzgen's Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: An Introduction to Palaeography
of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century.
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.