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A postgraduate student of medieval and early modern history or literature often needs to be able to use unedited literary and archival sources, or to check the completeness and accuracy of existing editions. Medievalists often need to consult material available only in later copies, extracts and antiquarian notes. To do so, you must be able to read pre-modern scripts. This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to use manuscript sources for themselves, whatever their date, describe manuscripts, and transcribe texts. Assessment is by exercises and a final essay. Download course guide.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Weeks 1-5: Theory and methods of palaeography Weeks 6-10: Transcription of a series of script-specimens, with weekly homework exercises
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
20% coursework (2 x transcription exercises); 80% 3000 word essay