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"Abbreviationes." A computer program for work with scribal abbreviations, developed by Professor Olaf Pluta, Karlsruhe, Germany.
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/projects/abbreviationes/index.html. [A computerized version of the printed dictionaries of scribal abbreviations. Versions 1 and 2 were issued on CD-ROM; currently the program is accessed online (no local software installation needed), by paid subscription.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribal abbreviations (dictionaries); scribes and scribal practices; manuscript production; abbreviations (tachygraphy; Tironian notae [Tiro the scribe, notes], etc.); digital tools (use of computers) *]

Barret, Sébastien, Dominique Stutzmann, and Georg Vogeler, eds. Ruling the Script in the Middle Ages: Formal Aspects of Written Communication (Books, Charters, and Inscriptions). Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 35. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. [Publisher's description: "Originating in talks given at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds between 2010 and 2012, the twenty papers in this collection offer a precise, in-depth analysis of a variety of medieval scripts, including books, charters, accounts, and epigraphic documents. In doing so, they integrate current developments in palaeography, diplomatics, and codicology in their traditional methodological set, as well as aspects of the digital humanities, and they bridge the gap between the so-called 'auxiliary sciences of history' and the field of communication studies. They illustrate different possibilities for exploring how the formal aspects of scripts took their place in the construction of effective communication structures."] [Contents: Introduction, Sébastien Barret, Dominique Stutzmann, and Georg Vogeler; "'Et hec scripsi manu mea propria': Known and Unknown Autographs of Charles IV as Testimonies of Intellectual Profile, Royal Literacy and Cultural Transfer," Martin Bauch; "The 'Empire of Letters': Textualis and Cursiva in Pragmatic Manuscripts of Seville Cathedral, Thirteenth-Fifteenth Centuries," Diego Belmonte Fernández; "Official Rules of Writing in the North of France: The Writing of Notarial Documents in Normandy between Practices and Regulations," Isabelle Bretthauer; "The Practice of Writing in Regensburg: An Overview of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries," Claire de Cazanove; "Structure et style: observations paléographiques pour l'étude des écritures cursives à Florence aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles," Irene Ceccherini; "Revealing Some Structures and Rules of Book Production (France, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries)," Émilie Cottereau-Gabillet; "Structures of (Mutual) Inspiration: Some Observations on the Circulation of Repetitive Text Formulas in Charters from the Medieval Low Countries (Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries)," Els de Paermentier; "The Writing of Obedientiary Account Rolls at Norwich Cathedral Priory (1256-1344)," Harmony Dewez; "Charte de fondation et date de dédicace: témoignages narratifs et diplomatiques à l'abbaye Saint-Étienne de Caen," Tamiko Fournier-Fujimoto; "Masters of Micrography: Examples of Medieval Ashkenazi Scribal Artists," Rahel Fronda; "Writing Angles: Palaeographic Considerations on the Inclinaison of the Script," Maria Gurrado; "Les actes épiscopaux en Bretagne aux XIe et XIIe siècles: une arme pour la réforme?" Cyprien Henry; "Königsfelden Abbey and its First Cartulary: Dealing with Charters in the Fourteenth Century," Tobias Hodel; "The Use of Vernacular and its Graphic and Material Shape in the Epigraphic Discourse: Three Case Studies from Western France," Estelle Ingrand-Varenne; "The Shape of the Letters and the Dynamics of Composition in Syriac Manuscripts (Fifth-Tenth Century)," Ayda Kaplan; "The Parchments of Marmoutier Abbey: Preparation, Shaping, Practices (Mid-Eleventh to Mid-Twelfth Century)," Claire Lamy; "Scribal Activity and Diplomatic Forms in Western Provence (c.950-c.1010)," Jean-Baptiste Renault; "Hand Spotting: The Registers of the Chancery of the Counts of Holland, 1316-1337," Jinna Smit; "Rule and Variation in Eleventh-Century English Minuscule," Peter Stokes; "Princely Communication in the Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Century: A Diplomatic Study of the Charters of the Counts of Hainaut," Valeria Van Camp.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices; codicology; diplomatics *]

Bischoff, Bernhard, G. Lieftinck, and B. Batelli. Nomenclature des écritures livresques du IXe au XVIe siècle: Previer colloque international de paléographie latine, Paris, 28-30 avril 1953. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1954. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Bischoff, Bernhard. Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Trans. Dáibhí O. Cróinín and David Ganz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in Association with the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 1990. [Translation of Paläographie des romischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1979; 2nd ed. 1986.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Bishop, T. A. M. English Caroline Minuscule. Oxford Palaeographical Handbooks. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples; Carolingian period *]

Bond, Edward Augustus, Edward Maunde Thompson, and George Frederic Warner, eds. Facsimiles of Manuscripts and Inscriptions. The Palaeographical Society, 1st series. 8 parts. London: Oxford University Press, for the Palaeographical Society, 1873-1878. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Bond, Edward Augustus, Edward Maunde Thompson, and George Frederic Warner, eds. Facsimiles of Manuscripts and Inscriptions. The Palaeographical Society, 2nd series. 10 parts. London: Oxford University Press, for the Palaeographical Society, 1884-1894. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Boyle, Leonard E. Medieval Latin Palaeography: A Bibliographical Introduction. Toronto Medieval Bibliographies 8. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, in Association with the Centre for Medieval Studies, 1984. [Each of the major sections of Boyle's bibliography is introduced by short but quite useful essays or notes on the topic of the section. Included are essays on cultural setting; Latin writing and its derivatives; the monastic period; insular, Visigothic, Beneventan, Carolingian, Gothic, and humanistic hands; and the "human," "institutional," "textual," and "research" settings.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Brown, Julian. A Palaeographer's View: The Selected Writings of Julian Brown. Ed. Janet Bately, Michelle P. Brown, and Jane Roberts. Pref. Albinia C. de la Mare. London: Harvey Miller, 1993. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Brown, Michelle P. A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600. London: British Library, 1990. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Brown, Michelle P. The British Library Guide to Writing and Scripts: History and Techniques. The British Library Guides. London: British Library, 1998. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Brown, Michelle P., and Patricia Lovett. The Historical Source Book for Scribes. London: British Library, 1999. [Fifteen writing styles are analyzed (from fourteen manuscripts); a guide for calligraphers on how to reproduce them is included.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Cappelli, Adriano. Lexicon abbreviaturarum: Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane. 6th ed. Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1979. [A vital tool for the Latin paleographer: a dictionary of the abbreviations found commonly in Latin MSS. Less essential, but still useful, for English. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribal abbreviations (dictionaries) *]

Chassant, Alphonse. Dictionnaire des abréviations latines et françaises usitées dans les inscriptions lapidaires et métalliques, les manuscrits et les chartes du moyen âge: Precede d'une explication de la méthode brachygraphique employée par les graveurs en lettres, les scribes et les copistes, du Ve au XVIe siècle. 5th ed. Paris: A. Aubry, 1884. [Rpt. Hildesheim: G. Olms, 1965; rpt. New York: Burt Franklin, [1973]; rpt. Saint-Wandrille: Éditions de Fontenelle, 1991.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribal abbreviations (dictionaries) *]

Chassant, Alphonse. Paléographie des chartes et des manuscrits du XIe au XVIIe siècle. 6th ed. Paris: A. Aubry, 1867. [Rpt. Geneva: Slatkine Reprints, 1972; rpt. Saint-Wandrille: Éditions de Fontenelle, 1991.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); historical documents; diplomatics *]

Colker, M[arvin] L. "Some Recent Works for Palaeographers." Medievalia et Humanistica 2nd ser. 8 (1977): 235-242. [* Subject heading: manuscript studies (bibliographies); paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Dawson, Giles E., and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton. Elizabethan Handwriting, 1500-1650: A Manual. New York: W. W. Norton, 1966. [Paleographical handbook, based primarily on examples from the Folger Shakespeare Library.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

De la Mare, A[lbinia] C. The Handwriting of the Italian Humanists. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973- [in progress]. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Denholm-Young, Noël. Handwriting in England and Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1954. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Derolez, Albert. The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century. Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology 9. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [* Subject heading: manuscripts: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Drogin, Marc. Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique. Montclair, NJ: Allanheld and Schram, 1980. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Dumville, D. N. "Beowulf Come Lately: Some Notes on the Palaeography of the Nowell Codex." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 225 (1988): 49-63. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); "Beowulf" manuscript (London, British Library MS Cotton Vitellius A.xv) *]

Dumville, David. English Caroline Script and Monastic History: Studies in Benedictinism, AD 950-1030. Studies in Anglo-Saxon History 6. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1993. ["[T]he essentials of the development and dissemination of Anglo-Caroline miniscule" through "the Benedictine revolution in the English Church."] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production (monastic scriptoria); Carolingian period *]

Fairbank, A[lfred] J., and Berthold Wolpe. Renaissance Handwriting. London: Faber and Faber, 1960. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Fairbank, Alfred J. A Book of Scripts. 2nd ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1952. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Francis, W. N. "Graphemic Analysis of Late Middle English Manuscripts." Speculum 37 (1962): 32-47. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices *]

Gasparri, F. "Pour une terminologie des écritures latines: Doctrines et méthodes." Codices manuscripti 2 (1976): 16-25. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices; manuscript production *]

Gaur, Albertine. The History of Writing. 2nd ed. London: British Library, 1993. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Gnanadesikan, Amalia E. The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet. Language Library. Chichester, and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. [Contents: The first IT revolution -- Cuneiform: forgotten legacy of a forgotten people -- Egyptian hieroglyphs and the quest for eternity -- Chinese: a love of paperwork -- Maya glyphs: calendars of kings -- Linear B: the clerks of Agamemnon -- Japanese: three scripts are better than one -- Cherokee: Sequoyah reverse-engineers -- The Semitic alphabet: Egypt to Manchuria in 3,400 years -- The empire of Sanskrit -- King Sejong's one-man renaissance -- Greek serendipity -- The age of Latin -- The alphabet meets the machine.] [* Subject heading: history of writing systems; palaeography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices; intellectual history *]

Gordon, Cyrus H. Forgotten Scripts: Their Ongoing Discovery and Decipherment. 2nd ed. New York: Basic Books, 1982. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Grieve, Hilda E. P. Examples of English Handwriting, 1150-1750, with Transcripts and Translations. Essex Record Office Publications 21. Chelmsford: Essex Education Committee, 1954. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Heal, Ambrose. The English Writing-Masters and their Copy-books, 1570-1800: A Biographical Dictionary and a Bibliography, with an Introduction on the Development of Handwriting by Stanley Morison, Illustrated with Portraits of the Masters and Specimens of their Hands. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices *]

Hector, Leonard Charles. The Handwriting of English Documents. 2nd ed. London: Edward Arnold, 1966. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); diplomatics *]

Hill, G. F. The Development of Arabic Numerals in Europe. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices *]

"InScribe: An online course on Palaeography and Manuscript Studies." The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), School of Advanced Studies, University of London. [http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/online-palaeography. "InScribe is an online course for the study of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies developed by several of the institutes within the School of Advanced Study (including the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of English Studies), . . . devised by Prof Michelle Brown (IES) and Dr Jane Winters (IHR), InScribe aims to support the teaching of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies at a postgraduate level." "Update (November 2017): InScribe was originally intended to comprise the free introduction and four paid-for modules. However, with only the introduction and the Scripts module completed, the funding which had sustained their development ran out; the member of staff responsible for creating the content has now left the IHR. We very much hope that it will be possible to publish Module 3: Diplomatic in 2018, but for the time being it is unlikely that there will be any further progress on the remaining two modules. We remain convinced that those portions of the course which were completed are useful and we intend to maintain them as resources for researchers, but we wish to make it clear to potential users of InScribe that it is likely to remain incomplete."] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices; diplomatics *] Irigoin, Jean. "Paleographie et codicologie: La Production d'un scriptorium de Constantinopole peu apres le milieu de XIe siècle." In Miscellanea Codicologica F. Masai Dicata, MCMLXXIX. Ed. Pierre Cockshaw, et al. Pubs. de Scriptorium 8. Ghent: Story-Scientia, 1979. Pp. 175-183. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (codicological study); codicology; scriptoria *]

Jackson, Donald. The Story of Writing. New York: Taplinger Publishing, 1981. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Jenkinson, Hilary (Sir). The Later Court Hands in England. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

John, James J. "Latin Paleography." In Medieval Studies: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Ed. James M. Powell. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992. Pp. 3-81. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Johnson, C., and (Sir) Hilary Jenkinson. English Court Hand, A.D. 1066-1500. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Kendrick, Laura. Animating the Letter: The Figurative Embodiment of Writing from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. Athens, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2000. [* Subject heading: palaeography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices *]

Klinkenborg, Verlyn, Herbert Cahoon, and Charles Ryskamp. British Literary Manuscripts, Series 1: From 800 to 1800. New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, in Association with Dover Publications, Inc., 1981. [Nearly 260 reproductions of sample pages from a wide variety of literary manuscripts, from Bede to 1914, most of them author's autograph copies.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples; authorial copies (autographs, holographs) *]

Knight, Stan. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1998. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Lowe, Elias Avery, ed. Codices latini antiquiores: A Palaeographical Guide to Latin Manuscripts Prior to the Ninth Century. 12 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1934-1972. [Vol. 2 (1935; 2nd ed. 1972) is entitled Great Britain and Ireland.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Lowe, Elias Avery. English Uncial. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

"Medieval Latin Paleography: Resources." Professor Rega Wood, Stanford University. [<http://www.stanford.edu/~regawood/phil314/>. An extensive collection of links to online examples of manuscript pages (from various Continental regions) as resources for her class.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices *]

"Medieval Writing." Dr Dianne Tillotson, in collaboration with Dr. John Tillotson (retired Reader in Medieval History, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia). [<http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/writing.htm>. "This site provides an introduction to medieval manuscripts through the medium of the arcane art of paleography, or the history and decoding of the forms of handwriting. Fear not! It is designed to be interesting and fun, based around interactive exercises cooked up from samples of old scripts in public collections or in the personal possession of myself or other helpful individuals. Some of the manuscripts are august and famous, and other are little scraps discarded by history. Some are beautiful and easy to read, and others are utterly horrible. Some are in Latin, and others in various vernaculars, including English."] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices *]

Munby, Lionel M. Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting. Alphabet drawn by Phillip Judge. Learning Local History 1. Chichester, Sussex: Published by Phillimore for British Association for Local History, 1988. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); early modern manuscripts *]

Osley, A. S., ed. and trans. Scribes and Sources: Handbook of the Chancery Hand in the Sixteenth Century; Texts from the Writing-Masters Selected, Introduced and Translated; with an Account of John de Beauchesne by Berthold Wolpe. London: Faber and Faber, 1980. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribes and scribal practices *]

"Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting, 1500-1800: A Practical Online Tutorial." The National Archives (UK), in partnership with the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies (SLAIS), University College London. [<http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/>.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices; diplomatics *]

Parkes, M. B. English Cursive Book Hands, 1250-1500. Oxford Palaeographical Handbooks. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969. [Publisher's description: "This study sets out the nature of the developments which took place in English book hands, from the mid-twelfth century, largely determined by two factors: the increasing demand for books, and the increase in the size of the works to be copied. The secularization of learning and the rise of the universities created a voracious demand for texts and commentaries. At the same time improving standards of literacy led to a demand from a wide range of patrons for books of a more general nature."] [Contents: Introduction -- A note on palaeographical terms -- Select Bibliography -- A note on the Transcriptions -- List of plates. Plates, Notes and Transcriptions: Anglicana book hands -- Anglicana Formata -- Bastard Anglicana -- The development of Secretary as determined by hands in documents -- Secretary book hands -- Bastard Secretary -- The handwriting of university scribes -- Developments in the hierarchy of scripts -- The handwriting of individual scribes.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Pelzer, Auguste. Abréviations latines médiévales. 2nd ed. Louvain: Publications universitaires; Paris: Beatrice-Nauwelaerts, 1966. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribal abbreviations (dictionaries) *]

Petti, Anthony G. English Literary Hands from Chaucer to Dryden. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977. [Although the facsimiles of hands are confined to English holographs from the 14th to the 17th centuries, Petti does include an extensive general introductory essay covering manuscript survivals, collections, catalogues, writing materials, paleographic terminology, samples and descriptions of hands from Roman times to the 17th century, common English and Latin abbreviations, scribal errors, the dating of hands, methods of transcribing, etc. [abstract by John Morris].] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); authorial copies (autographs, holographs); manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices; material production (writing implements, paper); libraries and repositories (historical); manuscript ownership and collecting; archival research *]

Preston, Jean F., and Laetitia Yeandle. English Handwriting, 1400-1650: An Introductory Manual. Pegasus Paperbooks P6. Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (Centre for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, SUNY), 1992. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Richardson, Gavin T. "Practical Paleography in the Chaucer Classroom." Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 18.1 (Spring 2011): 79-96. [* Subject Heading: paleography (history of handwriting); Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Roberts, Jane. Guide to Scripts Used in English Writings up to 1500. London: British Library, 2005. [* Subject heading: palaeography (history of handwriting) *]

Robinson, Pamela R., ed. Teaching Writing, Learning to Write: Proceedings of the XVIth Colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine, held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, 2-5 September 2008. King's College London Medieval Studies 22. London: King's College London, 2010. [* Subject heading: Manuscripts: paleography (history of handwriting): congresses *]

Rumble, Alexander R. "The Palaeography of the Domesday Manuscripts." In Domesday Book: A Reassessment. Ed. Peter Sawyer. London and Baltimore: Edward Arnold, 1985. Pp. 28-49. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Rumble, Alexander R., ed. Writing and Texts in Anglo-Saxon England. Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies 5. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer / Boydell and Brewer, 2006. [Publisher's description: "Palaeography is crucial for an understanding of Anglo-Saxon history, literature, and archaeology, while the development of Anglo-Saxon literacy has much significance as a cultural indicator. The papers in this book offer an original and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the introduction and use of writing in the Latin alphabet in Anglo-Saxon England. They consider the variety of contexts in which letter-forms were executed and texts were copied in England between the seventh and eleventh centuries: in books, documents, textiles, stones, and metalwork. Several of the papers shed new light on well-known manuscripts, scribes, artefacts or texts by approaching them from a different angle, others survey bibliographical and cultural aspects of the surviving corpus of writing from this period, while not least among the discoveries made is the identification and publication of a new piece of Old English verse."] [Contents: "The study of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, collections and scribes: in the footsteps of Wanley and Ker," Alexander R. Rumble; "Books and writing in seventh-century Kent," Richard Emms; "Aldred signs off from glossing the Lindisfarne Gospels," Jane Roberts; "Writing and having written: word and image in the Eadwig Gospels," Catherine E. Karkov; "Script-mixing in Anglo-Saxon inscriptions," Elisabeth Okasha; "Inscriptions on textiles associated with Anglo-Saxon England," Elizabeth Coatsworth; "The manuscript texts of 'Against a dwarf,'" Philip A. Shaw; "Numbers in manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon law," Carole Hough; "The writing of annals in eleventh-century England: paleography and textual history," Timofey V. Guimon.] [* Subject heading: manuscript culture; manuscripts: paleography; scribes and scribal practices; early Middle Ages; Old English literature; Anglo-Saxon Culture *]

"Scriptorium." A website for collaborative work on manuscripts, by Professor Abigail Firey, University of Kentucky. <https://scriptorium.as.uky.edu/>. ["Scriptorium is a workspace for collaborative study of manuscripts. Users may select images for close study and for ready comparison, and can create documents, including transcriptions, for collaborative editing. Users may also store relevant research materials and customise their workspace with one-click access to regularly-used reference works." (There is a more substantial description at <http://www.rch.uky.edu/project_scriptorium.html>.)] [* Subject heading: manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions); digital tools (use of computers); scribes and scribal practices; manuscript production; aids for transcription *]

Seid, Timothy W. "Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts." <http://legacy.earlham.edu/~seidti/iam/interp_mss.html>. [Introduction: "The main focus of the web is on the process used to study the ancient manuscripts upon which the New Testament is based. While the language discussed is Greek, almost everything is explained with transliterations into English and, where applicable, translations from standard English Bibles."] [* Subject heading: palaeography; manuscript culture; scribes and scribal practices *]

Sperry, Kip. Reading Early American Handwriting. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1998. [A paleographical handbook (examples with facing-page transcriptions) introducing the scripts used in documents in American history of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); scribal abbreviations; scribes and scribal practices; early modern documents; diplomacy; United States *]

Thompson, E. Maunde, G. F. Warner, F. G. Kenyon, and J. P. Gilson, et al. eds. Facsimiles of Ancient Manuscripts, etc. The New Palaeographical Society, 2nd series. London: Oxford University Press, for the New Palaeographical Society, 1913-1930. [The list of editors changes from Part to Part.] [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Thompson, E. Maunde, G. F. Warner, F. G. Kenyon, and J. P. Gilson, eds. Facsimiles of Ancient Manuscripts, etc. The New Palaeographical Society, 1st series. London: Oxford University Press, for the New Palaeographical Society, 1903-1912. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Thompson, E. Maunde. "Calligraphy in the Middle Ages." Bibliographica 3 (1897): 257-290. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Thompson, E. Maunde. An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1912. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Thomson, S. Harrison. Latin Bookhands of the Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Tschichold, Jan. An Illustrated History of Writing and Lettering. Trans. Eudo C. Mason. London: A. Zwemmer, 1946. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Tschichold, Jan. Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering: A Source Book of the Best Letter Forms of Past and Present for Sign Painters, Graphic Artists, Commercial Artists, Typographers, Printers, Sculptors, Architects, and Schools of Art and Design. New York: Reinhold Publishing, 1966. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Ullman, Berthold L. Ancient Writing and its Influence. 1932; rpt. Medieval Academy Reprints, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Wardrop, James. The Script of Humanism: Some Aspects of Humanistic Script, 1460-1560. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Wasson, John M. Early Drama, Art, and Music Documents: A Paleography Handbook. EDAM Monograph 20. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1993. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

Whalley, Joyce Irene. English Handwriting, 1540-1853: An Illustrated Survey Based on Material in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, 1969. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Whalley, Joyce Irene. The Student's Guide to Western Calligraphy: An Illustrated Survey. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1984. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]

Wright, C. E. English Vernacular Hands from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Centuries. Oxford Palaeographical Handbooks. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting); manuscripts (facsimiles and facsimile editions): paleographical samples *]

"Writing." The New Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 29: 1025-1076. [* Subject heading: paleography (history of handwriting) *]



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