I’ve saved this lovely manuscript (above, right) for especially difficult passages. It is written in a lucid hand and the text is as well preserved as the manuscript. The whole is digitised [HERE]
- Edward Maunde Thompson, An Introduction to Greek and Latin palaeography. pp.60-66.
- A good, brief account of the ‘Gutenberg’ copy of Donatus’ Grammar now in the British Library [HERE].
- Worth a bookmark – the University of Alberta’s course-notes for its Medieval Studies course in Paleography. [HERE].
- Harvard’s web-page ‘How to read medieval writing (Paleography)’contains a handy short list of medieval punctuation marks, abbreviations and so on.
- The ‘Medieval Writing’ site hasn’t much to say about punctuation, but has a fine bibliography [HERE]. See especially works by M.B. Parkes.
- Easy and good: Keith Houston’s ‘Shady Characters’ blog and book (called The Book) have been received with enthusiasm by specialists as by the public. A neat, brief historical panorama is in his guest-post for the BBC. [HERE]