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Latin Paleography: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

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Latin Paleography: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
by A. M. Piazzoni

PALEOGRAPHY (a word that derives from the Greek and that means “ancient writing”) is the discipline that studies the history of handwriting. Latin paleography studies the scripts written in the Latin alphabet (not only in Latin) from its origins, which date back approximately to the seventh century BC, and continue until the spread of movable type printing, at the beginning of the sixteenth century. The ancient scripts in the Latin alphabet are among the most important sources at our disposal for studying the history of humanity.

This pathway aims to help those who wish to learn to read and understand the ancient scripts written in the Latin alphabet.

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