HIST424 : Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission

Available 2017/18

Course Convenor: Dr Paul Hayward


Taught: Lent Term

Intended chiefly but by no means exclusively for students taking the medieval pathway, this module comprises an introduction to manuscript studies and the decoding of medieval primary sources in their original and printed forms. No former experience or knowledge of the original languages is necessary.


Assessment: (1) A brief manuscript description (1000 words, worth 20%); (2) Your three best palaeography exercises (1000 words, 20%); (3) One Essay (3000 words, 60%).