Module Details

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Title MEDIEVAL PALAEOGRAPHY (GENERAL)
Code HIST560
Coordinator Dr MJ Costambeys
History
Costa@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To develop palaeography skills through written and verbal exercises, so as to be able to translate a variety of manuscripts and documents; To enable students to recognise and transcribe the different scripts, abbreviations and contractions, found in manuscripts and documents produced in the middle ages and renaissance, c.500-c.1700;   To familiarize students with the language and diplomatic formulae used, so that they may identify and understand the records and their historical significance.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of the main script types used displayed by western manuscript sources for the period c.500-1600.

(LO2) A systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of the development of letter forms and scripts during the period covered by the module, including abbreviations and contractions.

(LO3) An ability to read, transcribe, translate and interpret to high level of accuracy manuscripts and documents from the period covered by the module, demonstrating very good knowledge of transcription.

(LO4) An ability to engage critically with current research into the defintions and uses of diplomatic as a historiographical skill.

(LO5) An ability to interpret and evaluate critically a range of western manuscript sources.

(LO6) The development and enhancement of practical skills of historical research in respect of the discovery, evaluation and interpretation of key manuscript and docuemntary sources.

(S1) Working knowledge of Latin

(S2) Ability to read, transcribe and interpret historical documents

(S3) Self management and discipline including time-management


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include: Palaeography; Codicology; Diplomatic; Conclusion and final project.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: Seminars in Palaeography, Codicology, Diplomatic
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   22

        22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  One (part) document    30       
Coursework 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  Two documents    40       
Coursework 3 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  One (part) document    30       

Recommended Texts

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