Also useful is Jim John's article on Latin Paleography in Medieval
Studies: an Introduction, ed. James M. Powell, 2nd ed. (Syracuse, 1992).
At 10:06 AM 1/11/2001 -1000, you wrote:
> The standard is Bernhard Bischoff, _Latin Palaeography: Antiquity
>and the Middle Ages_, translated Daibhi O Croinin and David Ganz
>(Cambridge University Press, 1990).
> You might also want to pick up A. Cappelli, _Dizionario di
>Abbreviature latine ed italiane_ (1979). Somewhere along the way I
>acquired an English translation of the Preface and front matter.
> For something lighter, you might want to check out the lovely books
>from the British Library done by Michelle Brown: _The British Library
>Guide to Writing and Scripts: History and Techniques_ and
>_Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms_
>(more on illustrations, but handy to have).
> If you can manage it, you might try to sign up for one of a summer
>paleography course offered at various universities.
> Sorry for the lack of diacriticals on names and titles above.
>Dr. Karen Jolly
>Associate Professor, History
>University of Hawai`i at Manoa
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