Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Palaeography HIST5049

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed not only to provide advanced training in how to read medieval documents and gain an awareness of different types of document, but also to introduce you to how a knowledge of a charter or manuscript's physical characteristics and make up can yield crucial insights into how they can best be deployed as sources. The course is chiefly concerned with documents in Latin: a knowledge of Latin will be required in the exercise to assess your performance at the end of the course.


10 x 2 hours

Requirements of Entry

Latin 1A or equivalent knowledge of Latin


Students sit an exercise (two hours in exam conditions) in which they are required to summarise the contents and comment on some of the physical aspects of a choice of documents.

Main Assessment In: April/May