|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Equivalent to 2,000 words||20%|
|Semester Assessment||equivalent to 3,000 words||30%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Theory Exam||50%|
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- read and transcribe handwriting commonly used in Britain from the 12th to the 19th century
- understand the development of handwriting in Western Europe from the time of the Roman Empire onwards
- use appropriate technical terms to describe writing styles, identify varieties of script and suggest approximate dates of writing
- recognise the common forms of official documents and understand consistent formulae
- analyse and describe the diplomatic structure of such documents
- apply knowledge and judgement in identifying uncommon practice and inconsistencies
is the study of old handwriting, with the primary aim of learning to read it, but with further, more subtle purposes, as indicated above.
is the study of the form of official documents, considering both "external" and "internal" characteristics, and especially the standard formulae common to particular categories. The general purpose is to achieve correct interpretation but, as with Palaeography, Diplomatic involves a range of skills.
This module is at CQFW Level 7