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Arabic papyri

Arabic papyri  

Employed from at least 2000 bc in Egypt, its land of origin, the papyrus was used by the Arabs following their conquest of that country in 640. Its Islamic utilization ...
archive

archive  

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
art and architecture: Anglo-Norman

art and architecture: Anglo-Norman  

When the Normans conquered England in 1066, there was an extraordinary and thriving artistic tradition already in place, particularly in regard to manuscript illumination. While the political and ...
Auxiliary Disciplines

Auxiliary Disciplines  

(from Lat. auxilium, “help, assistance”), designation of certain branches of knowledge that apply general and concrete approaches (methodology and technique) to the analysis (primarily the external ...
epigraphy

epigraphy  

The term “epigraphy”comes from the Greek epigráphein, “to write on”. It designates what is written to be brought to public knowledge in a lasting way. To ensure this publicity, inscriptions ...
gloss

gloss  

(Hungarian) Marginal and interlinear glosses in the Hungarian vernacular in ML MSS, usually identified by their provenance or present location, such as the Leuven glosses (13th century; Budapest), ...
insular script

insular script  

The origins and development of insular art and script have attracted fervent academic debate—and assertion—for more than 150 years. The term ‘insular’ was originally applied in 1901 by the German ...
manuscript studies

manuscript studies  

Throughout the European MA, knowledge was transmitted from one generation to another through books written by hand. Two major transitions in late antiquity had significant impact on the form MSS ...
nomen sacrum

nomen sacrum  

Holy names, especially in biblical texts, rendered by standard abbreviations: fifteen in Greek, many fewer in Latin. Latin adopted the Greek form for Christ (XPC), but other forms were translated ...
Renaissance and antiquarianism

Renaissance and antiquarianism  

Considered as art-historiographical terms in relation to the MA.1. Definitions2. Places3. People4. Things1. Definitions2. Places3. People4. Things1. DefinitionsThe historical concept of Renaissance, ...
script

script  

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In its most general sense, the term denotes any kind of handwriting. Most commonly, it is used to describe varieties of formal written hand, encompassing such chronologically and stylistically ...
uncial

uncial  

Of or written in a majuscule script with rounded unjoined letters which is found in European manuscripts of the 4th–8th centuries and from which modern capital letters are derived. The term is ...

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