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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.
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(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeography
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(ˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

1. ancient writing or forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
2. the study of ancient writings.
pa`le•og′ra•pher, n.
pa`le•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•graph′i•cal, adj.
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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
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The study of ancient manuscripts.
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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
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nPaläografie f
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Rodriguez sat me down and provided a crash course on paleography that helped me recognize the handwriting conventions and abbreviations in manuscripts of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Pegg and Biller spar over translation and spelling issues in a particular Medieval Latin manuscript, showing students the importance of detail-oriented source analysis and the indispensability of extensive training in languages and, in some cases, paleography. While discussions surrounding medieval heresy are often dependent on jargon and presuppose readers' advanced theological knowledge, Antonio Sennis has masterfully edited this volume for undergraduate-level accessibility while preserving the topic's complexity.
The work of 25 scholars who participated in the 2012-13 Notre Dame Qur'an Seminary represents various specializations important to the study of the Qur'an, including Arabic language, comparative Semitic linguistics, paleography, epigraphy, history, rhetorical theory, hermeneutics, and Biblical studies.
The book has since become a standard work of reference and a standard aid in the teaching of paleography with any focus on English.
Eschewing the mode of detailed case studies, the editors have instead encouraged expert scholars to demonstrate how we might "synthesize the many things we have learned from paleography and codicology in ways that attend to local topographies without succumbing to their particularity" (12).
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Take, for example, Marianne Schlosser's otherwise straightforward biographical essay entitled "Bonaventure: Life and Works" (9-60): it is not simply a recapitulation of known historical data but rather a presentation reflecting decades of the best work in Franciscan history, historiography, theology, and paleography. The remaining essays cover subjects including Bonaventure's theological and philosophical method, his work as a biblical exegete, his trinitarian theology, his Christology in the Breviloquium, his angelology, sacramental theology, Christocentric spirituality, preaching, and his legacy as minister general and defender of mendicant religious life.
The chapters in this volume, written by leading experts, present differing perspectives on Bury's responses to conquest; reflecting the interests of the monks, they cover literature, music, medicine, paleography, and the history of the region in its European context.
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Her group of eight scientists, including experts in paleography and geomorphology, zoologists and botanists charted new maps of the archipelago and listed its rare species.
One essay that I found especially helpful was Martin Abegg's, "The Linguistic Analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls: More Than (Initially) Meets the Eye." Abegg provides a very readable primer on the various disciplines used to analyze the language and physical characteristics of a single scroll: paleography, orthography, phonology, morphology, and syntax.
However, Ken-ichi Takashima ("Lan-guage and Paleography," in Studies in Early Chinese Civilization: Religion, Society, Language and Paleography, ed.