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Palaeography and the Practical Study of Court Hand


  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107427457

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  • Originally published in 1915, this book was intended to encourage students of medieval history to take up palaeography by demonstrating its importance when applied to certain historical documents in the collection of the Public Records Office. Jenkinson details the various types of 'court hand' that may be seen on medieval records, and emphasises that the study of palaeography must necessarily be accompanied with an equal emphasis on the history of administration. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in medieval history and the history of British administrative conventions.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107427457
    • length: 66 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 3 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Palaeography as an essential preliminary to research on medieval history
    Part I. Court Hand:
    1. The curia
    2. The courts of chancery and exchequer
    3. The purely judicial courts
    4. The growth of administration
    5. The three varieties of record making
    6. The close of the medieval period
    7. The real court hand
    8. Summary
    Part II. The Scientific Study of Court Hand:
    1. Early schools of handwriting
    2. The work of administrative history
    3. What is palaeography
    4. Palaeography as an exact science

  • Author

    Hilary Jenkinson

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