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French Renaissance Paleography

French Renaissance Paleography invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of French calligraphy through a catalog of more than 100 French manuscripts (from the years 1300 through 1700). The Home page offers multiple ways to view these manuscripts. Users can browse by topic (for example, "art and culture" or "notable people"), time period (sorted in 50 year increments), region (using the interactive map), and reading difficulty (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), or visitors may use the search bar in the top right corner. The project also provides several "self-help" tools to contextualize the work. Many of these tools were designed with a specific audience in mind; for example, educators will want to check out the Teaching page and archivists may wish to explore the Manuscript Preservation page (both found under the Resources tab). The Reference tab houses many useful aids, including a Glossary and a list of French Abbreviations. Perhaps this resource reminds readers of the Italian Paleography collection featured in the 06-05-2020 Scout Report (and linked on the Home page of the French Renaissance Paleography site). Both projects were created through partnerships with The Newberry, University of Toronto Libraries, and St. Louis University, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This French Renaissance collection also received support from ITER ("a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,").
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November 13th, 2020
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October 22nd, 2020 at 5:49pm
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November 6th, 2020 at 10:31am
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