Paleography

Privilege granted by Henri III of France
Privilege granted by Henri III of France to Pietro degli Angelio da Barga, 1582, Newberry Barga Collection

The Center for Renaissance Studies maintains a listing of online resources for those interested in Paleography.  The resources are arranged below by language. Please also see information about our Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography.

Latin

Cappelli, Dizionario di Abbreviature Latini ed Italiani (Milan, 1912) - click on the abbreviations to link to scans of the original pages

Medieval Palaeography, West Sussex Records Council

Paléographie latine, by Franz Steffens (Trèves, Paris , 1910)

English

DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts, and Diplomatic. Department of Digital Humanities at Kings College London

Early Modern Palaeography, West Sussex Records Council

English Handwriting 1500-1700, An Online Course, University of Cambridge

Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting, 1500 - 1800: A Practical Online Tutorial

Resources for Manuscript Studies, Folger Shakespeare Library

French

Cours de paléographie, Eric Camille Voirin

Manuel de paléographie latine et française du IVe au XVVIIe siècle, Maurice Prou, 1890

Ménestrel Paléographie

Theleme Techniques pour l’Historien en Ligne: Études, Manuels, Esercices, École Nationale des Chartes

Italian

Italian Paleography Workbook, by Armando Petrucci and Franca Petrucci Nardelli

Introduction to Italian Paleography, from the workbook by Armando Petrucci and Franca Petrucci Nardelli

Bibliography for Resources in Italian Paleography, compiled by Armando Petrucci and Franca Petrucci Nardelli

Spanish

Curso de Paleografía Latino Hispanoamericana, Víctor Hugo Arévalo Jordán

Some Printed Archive Catalogs for Early Modern Spain, Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, 2005

Spanish Dictionaries, Paleography Manuals, and Related Studies: A Selected Bibliography, Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, 2005