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pa·le·og·ra·phy

 (pā′lē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
1. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.
2.
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.

paleography

(ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeography

pa•le•og•ra•phy

(ˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
1. ancient writing or forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
2. the study of ancient writings.
[1810–20]
pa`le•og′ra•pher, n.
pa`le•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•graph′i•cal, 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

paleography

The study of ancient manuscripts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
epigraphy - the study of ancient inscriptions
Translations

paleography

nPaläografie f
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One wishes for more paleographical analysis--more detail about the actual document at hand, something closer to the critical apparatuses that accompany the volumes in the Schoenberg Kritische Gesamtausgabe (abbreviated hereinafter, as on the ASC Web site, as the KG), and so I turned to it for some assistance.
However, the paleographical evidence assembled by A.
In editing a manuscript significant to intellectual historians, I have sought to follow the general advice of Peter Nidditch and Michael Hunter, who through experience with their readership independently arrived at the conclusion that a compromise between paleographical fidelity (reproducing as exactly as possible the original) and readability is most beneficial for the reader.
in order to sustain her paleographical analysis, which refutes an earlier interpretation and helps us understand how Boccaccio's interest in Aristotle's concept of eudamia as a practical, social good is reflected in his greatest work.
Particularly noteworthy here is the paleographical work of Linne Mooney and Estelle Stubbs, as this work has revealed the Guildhall to have been a major centre for the copying of late medieval English literature.
In bibliographical (rather than codicological) terms, all these copies then become part of the same "issue", even while the slight paleographical variation between copies means that they are not strictly of the same "state".
Maunde Thompson provided paleographical arguments in support of the claim.
Petti has this to say in his paleographical handbook, English Literary Hands (1977), p 35, under rule 8: (4)
The notion that forgery is not an issue that historians need concern themselves with reflects a broader lack of attention to the "diplomatic" (including paleographical and philological) characteristics of our sources.
The seminars brought together North American scholars investigating Italy and focused on historicized understandings of the material dimensions of cultural production and the paleographical tools with which to interpret textual archives.
26) This paleographical feature is noted in the edition of the Memorandum Book A/Y; I have not been able to inspect the volume myself.
Fortunately for the readers of Candelaria's book, the author was not only equal to the task of sifting through iconographical, paleographical, and ownership histories of this fascinating manuscript, but his writing has a just a bit of flair for the dramatic.