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Latin Palaeography Course: Aims

By the end of the course, students should:

1. be able to identify, describe, and transcribe the main Latin scripts of the period 1300-1650

2. be able to use correctly a range of standard technical terms related to the description of books and Latin scripts

3. recognize and have used some of the main scholarly resources relevant to Latin Palaeography (both in print and online)

4. show awareness of the history of the evolution of scripts, in both manuscripts and print

5. be aware of different techniques, standards, and goals of transcriptions

6. be able to describe early modern books using simple formulae and be able decipher a catalogue description