[Scriptoris] Re: Renaissance handwriting
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 14:35:12 PST 2005
> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:49:43 -0600
> From: christine hall <christine_hall at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Renaissance handwriting
> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
> At least these documents are in English. I took a seminar last month in
> the Palaeography (which is what this class is) but of the Medieval
> Period. We were looking mostly at Latin, but some old english
> documents, some full of abbreviations to the point where only every
> fifth word was spelled out completely. This website offers you an
> abbreviation guide, as well as some other resources...all in all as soon
> as i have some liesure time, I plan on seeing how well I can do in this
> Elaine Crittenden wrote:
> >Thanks for sharing the site. Great place for those with a deep sense of
> >curiosity about everything written in Period.
I found such a site a few years back, that was used for an actual semester class,
(somehow the site was not locked down on security), so before attempting this site,
thought I'd drop the administrator a quick check to make sure it was ok to use.
"You can use the course, no problem--it is user-driven. There is no
feedback at all (human or otherwise); entering text into the box is
really just for your own purposes, so that you can have a record of your
attempts at the hands (though you can cut and paste it into a word processor,
and then print, if that is useful to you). We had hoped to provide a better
user-interface for text entry/printing etc., but unfortunately the
developers of commercial web software are not particularly interested
in the needs of early modern palaeography instructors.
So SCA'ers, if interested in the study of Paleography, this site is fair game.
Site again: English Handwriting 1500-1700
Cheers, Hillary Greenslade
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