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The Project MINIARE is a new interdisciplinary project using a combination of advanced scientific methods for the study of illuminated manuscripts. It will undertake non-invasive analysis of Western, Egyptian, Byzantine, Slavonic, Armenian, Persian, Mughal, Ottoman, Sanskrit and Tibetan illuminated manuscripts (1350 BC - 19th c. AD) and a selection of early printed material. The scientific results will inform studies of the artistic, cultural, political, social and economic environments in which the manuscripts were created, taking into account trade routes, social and international mobility, intellectual and technological developments.
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Text sample from an early 15th century Bible manuscript. Scribal abbreviations , or Sigla (singular: siglum and sigil ) are the abbreviations used by ancient and medieval scribes writing in Latin , and later in Greek and Old Norse . Modern manuscript editing (substantive and mechanical) employs sigla as symbols indicating the location of a source manuscript and to identify the copyist (s) of a work.
Tironian notes ( notae Tironianae ) is a system of shorthand said to have been invented by Cicero 's scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro . Tiro's system consisted of about 4,000 signs, [ citation needed ] somewhat extended in classical times to 5,000 signs. In the European Medieval period, Tironian notes were taught in monasteries and the system was extended to about 13,000 signs (see scribal abbreviations ). [ 1 ] The use of Tironian notes declined after 1100 but some use can still be seen through the 17th century. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
IV.vi. Paleography: Scribal Abbreviations You are here: > Main Page > Course Notes > Paleography: Scribal Abbreviations
The Palaeography of Cuneiform Transmission The Palaeography of Cuneiform Transmission: Old Hittite and Alalakh VII is a joint project of Gerfrid G.W.