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Since retiring from the process of using my various educational accomplishments and work experiences for the vulgar process of earning money, I have been devoting some time and effort to interesting concepts in teaching medieval history through new technology. Unfortunately, the new technology keeps developing faster than the projects can be completed, but the modern web does allow things to be updated. Apart from that, I am a grandmother of four and donkey owner trying to combine modern technology with living a simple life like we did in the olden days. Yes, that is an old photo. Look at the computer. I've aged better than it has.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Who Spotted My Deliberate Mistake?

  After receiving an email from somebody who wanted some information about Charlemagne's monogram, I discovered that I had left out a piece of the transcription in the paleography exercise of a Carolingian diploma, and nobody has told me about it. I'm sure you were all too polite to mention it, rather than never noticed.
  For all those quill pen freaks out there, I have put a little picture of a page where the pen went wrong in the Quill Pen section. Just a triviality to show that medieval manuscripts were not all perfect.
  And I'm still formatting and tidying up stuff.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which came first? chicken or the egg

Anonymous said...

Great! thanks for the share!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm completely confused .. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

Nancy Pichette said...

Sorry I have searched your entire site and can't find where to send a email. Do you know of any books that have samples of medieval handwritings on stained glass? I have a old lamp shade that looks to have been made with medieval glass. Sounds impossible I know but as you have said why would someone fake all those tiny writings on the pieces of glass when you can't even see it without macro lens and blowing up on special software. I hope you could take a glance at some of the glass on my website and offer an opinion on the writings and or glass. Thanks Nancyhttp://web.me.com/npichette/Old_Or_New_Glass/Photos.html

Dianne said...

Nancy, I don't think I can help you with that one. Stained glass books tend to concentrate on the imagery, although I guess if you pore through enough of them you might find some examples of lettering, which is really not so different from Gothic book lettering. You have put the question out, so somebody else might be able to help.

Dianne said...

And for the anonymous aspiring blogger, I would think that when you first start out it is sensible to go with a free option such as Wordpress or Blogger, and as you use it you will work out what features you like, dislike, want, need. Then you can make an informed decision as to where, or whether, to spend money on a paid site. PS. Sorry for the slow answer - been busy lately.

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