IDIS-198   Classical & Medieval Palaeography

This course offers a practical introduction to reading Late Antique, Medieval, and Humanist Latin and vernacular script, from c. 200 ad until c. 1500 ad. We will master reading these scripts, while learning about their historical development and the production of written texts before the invention of the printing press. The script types studied in this course will range from square capital, cursive, uncial and half-uncial, Carolingian minuscule, Anglo-Saxon script, and the various forms of gothic and humanist script, while the texts we read will include classical and patristic texts, vernacular texts, and especially the Latin bible. No prerequisites. Offered during the spring of 2014, by Prof. F van Liere.