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English Language Handwriting and Documents

HIST 421

 

$ 564.00


Instructor: Amy Harris
Credits: 3.00

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Description:

Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in vernacular scripts in the British Isles, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in sources useful in family, local, and social history research.

Course Content:

  1. An Introduction to English Handwriting
  2. Secretary Hand
  3. Dates and Calendars
  4. Parish Registers
  5. Wills and Probates
  6. Court Records
  7. The Social Structure of Tudor-Stuart England
  8. Currency, Weights, and Measures
  9. An Introduction to Scottish Handwriting
  10. Document Identification and Difficult Documents
  11. Practice and Review

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.

Notes:

Assignment resubmissions are not allowed.