Old-World Paleography, Anyone?


28 March 2014

Are you wishing for a tutorial on pre-modern paleography? English? Scottish? French? German? Italian? The web offers several, including these:

  • Dave Postle of the University of Leicester has created a must-use site for anyone serious about English research (paleo.anglo-norman.org). The core of the site is an extensive tutorial in both Early Modern and Medieval English handwriting. Fringe benefits are quick-and-easy guides to monetary terms, cartularies, measurements and more!
  • The UK National Archives has a more-streamlined offering (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/).
  • The Rare Books Team at Yale University Library offers a "gateway" that includes tutorials in French, German, and Italian handwriting (http://www.library.yale.edu/cataloging/rarebookteam/paleography.htm).


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