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Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa Terras

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The ink and stylus tablets discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda are a unique resource for scholars of ancient history. However, the stylus tablets in particular are extremely difficult to read. ... More


Amunnakht, Scribe and Poet of Deir el-Medina: A Study of Ostracon O Berlin P 14262

Günter Burkard

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Amunnakht, scribe in the necropolis of Deir el-Medina, is a well-known figure in Ancient Egyptian history. He was active in the reigns of Ramses III to Ramses VI. From his quill we have not only ... More


Introduction

Melissa M. Terras

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The texts from the Roman fort of Vindolanda are an unparalleled source of information regarding the Roman army for historians, linguists, palaeographers, and archaeologists. However, due to their ... More


The Palaeography of Vindolanda

Melissa M. Terras

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the methodologies used to collate data sets needed to train a system to read unknown characters contained within the stylus tablets. The Vindolanda ink texts are the major ... More


The Early History of Music Writing in the West

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the invention and early uses of technologies for the representation of the melodic aspect of song in writing. It has four objectives: (i) to distinguish between the analysis ... More


Convent Autobiography: Early Modern English Nuns in Exile

Victoria Van Hyning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266571
eISBN:
9780191889400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266571.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Convent Autobiography explores the ways in which cloistered women articulated their senses of self through genres such as letters, chronicles, accounts, guidance and devotional manuals, and ... More


The Palaeography of the Twelfth-Century Manuscripts

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter provides an introduction to the palaeography of the surviving twelfth-century manuscripts from Reading Abbey. It summarizes the evidence taken from various features of the manuscripts to ... More


Palaeography of the Texts of the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Karakhamun

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

Andrea Rodríguez Valls (ed.)

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the palaeography of the religious texts of the burial chamber of the tomb of Karakhamun. About 1,100 hieroglyphs on the walls and 300 hieroglyphs on the astronomical ceiling of ... More


Preliminary Notes on Coffin Fragments Discovered in TT 223

John H. Taylor

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166181
eISBN:
9781617975448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the painted and carved wooden fragments of eight coffins. It assesses their stylistic features and the paleography of their inscriptions to conclude that they belong either to ... More


The Signet Self: George Ashby’s Autograph Writing

Sebastian Sobecki

in Last Words: The Public Self and the Social Author in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198790778
eISBN:
9780191886072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 identifies the autograph hand of the signet clerk and poet George Ashby across twelve documents, five of which bear his scribal signature. I also demonstrate that the Cambridge manuscript ... More


Recently Excavated Manuscripts

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Zhouyi scholarship has been transformed by the discovery of manuscripts of closely related texts in the course of archaeological excavation. These are arguably the most important events in the ... More


Is This the End? Closure and Playfulness in the Last Sentence

Stefan Tilg

in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706830
eISBN:
9780191778513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The ‘open’ ending of the Metamorphoses has left a number of scholars unsatisfied. This together with arguments from palaeography and transmission has led to the idea of a missing final part, which ... More


Greek or Coptic? Scribal Decisions in Eighth-Century Egypt (Thebes)

Jennifer Cromwell

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the scribes who produced legal documents in the village of Djeme (western Thebes) in the eighth century CE. One specific formulaic component is used as the key case study to ... More


A Scribe, His Bag of Tricks, What It Was For, and Where He Got It: Scribal Registers and Techniques in Bodl.Mss.Copt.(P) a.2 & 3

Tonio Sebastian Richter

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter, two tenth-century CE Coptic alchemical papyri will be scrutinized palaeographically and analysed in their capacity as artefacts. The analysis aims at understanding the ways and means ... More


Problematum miscellaneorum: The Problems and Biathanatos, 1603–1610

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter sets up the early conditions for the friendship between Goodere and Conway that developed between 1603 and the 1620s. It shows how Goodere attempted to secure Conway’s post in the ... More


The Development of a Common Law, 1230–90

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter puts forward a new view of the development of a Scottish common law in the thirteenth century. The type of justice kings offered transformed over the century; royal justice was delegated ... More


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