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palaeography

(ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) 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. (Historical Terms) a handwriting of the past
palaeˈographer n
palaeographic, ˌpalaeoˈgraphical adj

paleography, palaeography

1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Writing
1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n. — paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Literature
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. — papyrologist, n.
See also: Antiquity
Translations

palaeography

[ˌpælɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Npaleografía f
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They cover codicology and palaeography, editing, collections, materials studies, and cultural studies.
Despite efforts across the 20th century by cryptologists, and the attention of scholars of medieval and Renaissance alchemy and palaeography, no progress has been made on its decipherment or even its subject, though scientific and scholarly investigation has tempered some more extravagant theories.
Breatnach's the Four Masters and Their Manuscripts: Studies in Palaeography and Text (Dublin, 2013), which emphasizes the importance of close study of the work of individual scribes, while the proceedings of two conferences on Lebor na hUidre and the Book of Ballymote respectively are due for publication by the Royal Irish Academy, edited by Ruairi O hUiginn.
We have children who are eight to 10 years old who don't even know how to hold a pen or write their name in their language," says Syrian Luaay Koman Al Babille, a former student of palaeography in Aleppo, who initiated the education efforts at the camp.
The areas studied will be modern scientific temper contained in both the traditions, especially in the disciplines of comparative religion, mythology, epigraphy, palaeography, astronomy, meteorology, environment science linguistics and history.
Two palaeography taster sessions in January will give people the chance to pick up hints and tips on reading old handwriting and understanding historic documents.
Palaeography can provide access to this scribal culture, showing the human hand behind what came to be regarded as holy texts.
In the same vein, she spent many hours with her students providing them training in palaeography, a true blend of her love for documents, for teaching and mentoring the next generation of medieval scholars, and her natural generosity and sharing.
In fact, it is the first publication by which a reader can learn the palaeography of ancient Cham scripts whose origin lies in the Indian Brahmi script.
Albert Derolez, The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 71.
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'.
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