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  1. palæography (British), or paleography (American) (from the Greek palaiós, "old" and graphein, "to write") is the study of ancient handwriting, and the practice of deciphering and reading historical manuscripts

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  2. can be an essential skill for historians and philologists, as it tackles two main difficulties

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  3. to the Carolingian minuscule, a kind of medieval script originated in the Carolingian Empire

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  4. First, since the style of a single alphabet has evolved constantly it is necessary to know how to decipher its individual characters

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  5. Second, scribes often used many abbreviations, usually so that they could write more quickly, and sometimes to save space, so the palaeographer must know how to interpret them

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