Medieval and modern paleography

LHIST1410  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Medieval and modern paleography
3.0 credits
15.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Van den Abeele Baudouin ;
Language
Français
Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Latin is an advantage.

Main themes

The course goes over types of writing in use between the 12th and 18th centuries - writing in books, cursive script, diplomatic script. Their relationships to each other and their development, procedures for dating examples and how to actually write in the various scripts, all this is covered. Students will learn systems of abbreviation and work through exercises in decoding.

Aims

Upon completion of the course in Medieval and Modern Paleography, students should be able to :

  • characterize, in theoretical and practical terms, the main types of Western writing systems;
  • master the principal systems of abbreviations;
  • decipher a medieval manuscript in Latin or in French.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in History
3
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Minor in Medieval Studies
3
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Minor in History
3
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