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Inscribe Module 2: Scripts


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The scripts module of InScribe provides a detailed study of individual script styles to determine the origin and date of production of a given manuscript. 

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Course Dates

29th April 2014 – 1st May 2024

Course Leader

Dr Fran Alvarez

Course Fee

Course Description

By completing this module you will be able to identify manuscripts and documents from the sixth century through to the sixteenth. The focus is on British Medieval texts and is structured in roughly chronological order. Throughout the module you will also have the opportunity to read and transcribe from a range of scripts of different periods, assign a date to manuscripts based on their script and gain a basic understanding of the palaeographical terminology used to describe and identify scripts.