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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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While I too would tend to be biased about the inherent fascination of medieval manuscripts, it takes a rare writer to make palaeography this interesting.
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.
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.
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).
These lines are quoted in Bruce Metzgen's Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: An Introduction to Palaeography.
The 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.