Fun with Merovingian Dates

I meant to post about this a while ago, after I received an email from Professor Apocalypse, Richard Landes. He noted a discrepancy between how I had dated a text in a manuscript in London (British Library, Cotton A ii) and how Wilhelm Levison had done it. The manuscript is a compilation of odds and… Continue reading Fun with Merovingian Dates

On Palaeography

In Cambridge, at the end of last week, there was a smallish conference on Caroline minuscule, organised by a new network launched by two students of Rosamond McKitterick’s. It is now 23 years since the great Bernhard Bischoff, the undisputed master of early medieval palaeography, died after a long and distinguished career, and his influence… Continue reading On Palaeography