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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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It should be of interest to paleographers, epigraphers, art historians, graphic designers, and all others whose work involves visual language.
Our diverse, often overlapping creeds of post-structuralism, French theory, cultural materialism, New Criticism, New Historicism, and psychoanalysis, among others, mean that our at times interchangeable ranks can range from blogging, face-booking, wiki-ing, early-adopting emissaries of IT to historians of print culture, paleographers, epigraphists, and iconologists.
Paleographers have studied these ancient inscriptions and suggest that the spirals symbolically connect the human soul with the divine.
The next section is a more detailed examination of issues related to bookbindings, a study traditionally ignored by both paleographers and codicologists.
Rouaud wrote his tale after careful research and lengthy consultations with historians and paleographers.
The "Prayer for King Jonathan" is admittedly difficult to read, its decipherment a triumph of skill and determination of the paleographers.
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.
The text is compelling for grown-ups, too, for its capacity to sustain the detailed intellectual interests of linguists, literary theorists, textual critics, editors, historians, translators, poets, metrists, folklorists, archaeologists, paleographers, and codicologists.
In these pages philologists join linguists, grammarians, social and economic historians, paleographers, "text-critical" scholars, and literary historians.
The promotional material on the front Map of the book reflects a desire to reach a broad audience--not only "musicologists, philologists, paleographers, codicologists and historians" but also the "non-specialist public interested in learning more about a somewhat obscure part of written cultural heritage.
This volume results from a series of seminars conducted between 1983 and 2005 at Newberry Library, Chicago, by Italian paleographers Franca Nardelli and Armando Petrucci.
Launched by Charles Samaran in the early 1960s, the project has enjoyed the full collaboration of paleographers everywhere and has been developed in most European countries.