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Related to paleographer: polygrapher, palaeographical


1. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.
a. The documents whose writing is so studied.
b. The manner of writing in an earlier, especially ancient, document or set of documents.

pa′le·og′ra·pher n.
pa′le·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeographer
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Noun1.paleographer - an archeologist skilled in paleography
archaeologist, archeologist - an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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For engaging, nontechnical insight into the work of a paleographer, look to the fourth chapter, "Aquinas's Lost Roman Commentary: An Historical Detective Story," by John F.
John de Bry, a paleographer specializing in sixteenth- through eighteenth-century French, Spanish and English manuscripts who also serves as the Director of the Center for Historical Archaeology in Melbourne, FL.
The Paleographer and the Manager: A Tale of Modern Times.
An Indologist, linguist, paleographer, historian, writer, and translator, he knew twelve languages including Sanskrit, Pali, Tochari, and other ancient languages.
I offer three arguments for supplying missing letters within pointed brackets on the condition that the REED editor and the REED paleographer can agree on what the original reading must have been.
Paleographer Armando Petrucci has authenticated it as being in Margherita's hand, and both Petrucci himself and the director of the Archivio di stato di Prato have conveyed this information to this writer by personal communication.
Paleographer Stephen Pfann, an expert in ancient writings, said a crucial piece of evidence is wrong.
however, is no mere paleographer and cataloger of medieval theological texts; she is an expert historical theologian of the Middle Ages--as evidenced in her splendid Introduction (1-34), which deftly describes the span of medieval theological literature and the evolving social and ecclesiastical institutions that helped create it.
Society in 1911, coinciding with the paleographer Edward Maunde
Descended from a clan of lawyers and stockbrokers, trained as an archivist and paleographer, Martin du Gard was a writer to whom rigor, prudence, and meticulous documentation came naturally.
Radding has done the community of scholars of medieval literature and history a great service by gathering and translating ten articles written between 1972 and 1986 by the great Italian paleographer and cultural historian Armando Petrucci.
Writing in PBSA (90, March 1996: 104-8), Tom Davis complained that Rendell was neither a forensic scientist nor a paleographer and that his account was marred by factual errors, poor methodology, and bad writing.