Medievalists have always found it difficult to interact with primary sources from their period of study due to a lack of training in palaeography (and manuscript studies), that is to say, the reading and understanding of ancient documents. This course provides scholars and the general public interested in medieval books and documents with online training on the diverse areas found within palaeography. Topics covered include general palaeography, the history of medieval scripts, diplomatic, codicology and illumination.
The scripts module of InScribe provides a detailed study of individual script styles to determine the origin and date of production of a given manuscript. By completing this module you will be able to identify manuscripts and documents from the sixth century through to the sixteenth.