The Old English Alphabet

Old English texts were copied in manuscripts by scribes. These scribes used an alphabet based on the Latin alphabet, but with some native additions and occasionally runes… Read the rest of this entry »

Transcription Guidelines

The following is a list of typographical conventions to use when transcribing medieval manuscripts in my classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Insular Script

Here is a basic listing of letters in an insular script. The letters are from a manuscript of the early eleventh century. Read the rest of this entry »

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