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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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I have found that there is a certain sympathy of style between mathematicians and paleographers, however, for both seem to cultivate an almost lapidary terseness that often forces the reader to erect again around some construction the scaffolding that the author has carefully taken down.
1863-1934) was an archivist and paleographer at the British Museum and the Public Record Office.
Originally trained as a paleographer and archivist, Martin du Gard brought to his works a spirit of objectivity and a scrupulous regard for details.
This festschrift in honor of linguist and paleographer Nicholas Sims-Williams contains a wide variety of articles on early Iranian languages, including Sogdian and Bactrian.
The basis of Black's research is examination in collaboration with Gabriella Pomaro, an obviously very skilled paleographer based in Italy, of 324 manuscript schoolbooks (selected from a pool of over 1,305 manuscripts examined), datable between 1200 and 1500, and found in Florentine libraries, plus selected manuscripts from elsewhere in Italy and Europe.
Malcolm Parkes, arguably the foremost British paleographer alive today, delivered the annual James P.
In his scholarship Lesure utilized his skills as an archivist and paleographer in diverse editing projects, such as his bibliographies of sixteenth- and eighteenth-century musical editions, volumes for Repertoire international des sources musicales (RISM), and the complete works of Debussy.
Tilly de la Mare, who was a masterfully intuitive paleographer, used to play a parlor game with fellow scholars.
565 from the early twelfth century, may have originated in the Rome-Lazio region, according to an opinion solicited by the editor from the eminent paleographer Paola Supino Martini.
Dating by an analysis of the decoration, which relies on an approach similar to that of the paleographer, remains preferable.
He also warns the armchair paleographer that some character "mishaps" evident in rubbings may result from folds in the paper made while pressing it into the curves of the vessel.
This reference for Spanish paleographers, historians, graduate students, and genealogists can be used as a supplemental text in courses in the history of the Spanish language, Spanish historical linguistics, and Spanish paleography.