French Renaissance Paleography

Below are a few ideas to start with.


Many of the manuscripts in the site may be used to introduce subjects in French civilization, history, language, and literature:




Language & Literature

Diplomatic Descriptions

Students in a French language or literature class could be given the assignment of writing formal diplomatic descriptions of documents included in this site or elsewhere. Click here to see a model.

Sound recordings

For four of the manuscript documents included in this site, we have provided a recording of a portion of the text. You will find a link to the recording in the Notes field in the metadata for each of these manuscripts: