Why does paleography work, and how did we get it? — Roger Pearse


Paleography is a technique for dating hand-written copies of ancient or medieval texts by looking at the way that the actual text is written; the shapes of the letters, abbreviations used, and so on. I’ve found by experience that laymen often don’t understand how it works, or why it works. Only yesterday I came across…

via Why does paleography work, and how did we get it? — Roger Pearse

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