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Paleography
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I. Paleography Today – II. Palestine – III. Texts

I. Paleography Today

Paleography is the study of the development of writing; as an important element in codicology, it examines early forms of writing, particularly those of antiquity and the Middle Ages. The distinction between the use of ink and “epigraphic” writing is irrelevant. Writing is an empirical bridge between archaeology and the historical sciences (History/Concepts of history); it provides two starting points for paleograph…

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Kooij, Gerrit van der, Knauf, Ernst Axel, Lemaire, André and Bloedhorn, Hanswulf, “Paleography”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_124241>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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