1. Week 1: Prologue

    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 What is a manuscript?
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    3. 1.3 Where were manuscripts produced?
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    4. 1.4 Why do old books matter?
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    5. 1.5 Accessing manuscript images
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    6. Week 1 Practicum: How to transcribe a manuscript text
    7. Wrap up and Discussion
  2. Week 2: Manuscript Materials

    1. 2.1 Introduction to Materials
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    2. 2.2 Papyrus
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    3. 2.3 Parchment
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    4. 2.4 Paper
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    5. 2.5 Digital materials
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    6. Week 2 Practicum: Identifying Materials and their Features
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    7. Wrap up and Discussion
  3. Week 3: Outside the Book

    1. 3.1 Shelf marks and catalogs
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    2. 3.2 Finding digital manuscripts online
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    3. 3.3 Binding
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    4. 3.4 The scroll
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    5. 3.5 Single-leaf documents
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    6. Week 3 Practicum: Anatomy of the book
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    7. Wrap Up and Discussion
  4. Week 4: Preparing the Folio

    1. 4.1 The Folio: Overview
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    2. 4.2 The Folio: A Case Study
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    3. 4.3 Pricking and Ruling 1
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    4. 4.4 Pricking and Ruling 2
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    5. Week 4 Practicum: Describing Manuscripts
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    6. Wrap Up and Discussion
  5. Week 5: Scribes at Work

    1. 5.1 Introduction to Paleography
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    2. 5.2 First Things to Notice
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    3. 5.3 Script and Hand
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    4. 5.4 Details of Script and Hand
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    5. 5.5 Letters
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    6. Week 5 Practicum: Identifying Parts of Letters
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    7. Wrap Up and Discussion
    8. A Little More about CUL Ii.2.11
  6. Week 6: Finishing Touches

    1. 6.1 Scribal Practices: CUL Kk.4.24
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    2. 6.2 Scribal practices in transition: CUL Ii.1.33
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    3. 6.3 Scribal practices and manuscript ownership: CUL Dd.5.5
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    4. 6.4 Conclusion and Looking Forward to Course 2
    5. Week 6 Practicum: The Breviary of Marie de Saint Pol
    6. Wrap Up and Discussion
  7. Practical Paleography

    1. Instructions
    2. Exercise One: Simple Caroline Minuscule
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    3. Exercise Two: English Vernacular Minuscule
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    4. Exercise Three: Protogothic
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    5. Exercise Four: Early Gothic
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    6. Exercise Five: Later Gothic
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    7. Exercise Six: Gothic Textura
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