Thèse : Palaeographical and ortographical characteristics of certain sixteenth-century Spanish-American letters


  • Dunaway, Margaret Ruth Leland
  • Urrutibeheity, Hector N. Directeur


The relatively small number of Paleography texts currently available are all of a similar format. Each includes reproductions of manuscripts which illustrate the principal handwriting styles of a given era. Some of the texts also mention a degenerative transformational process, especially evident in Spain, which resulted from the need for a more rapid execution of official correspondence. Because of the inordinate amount of documentation produced in Spain and her American colonies and the presence of colonial scribes who had been trained in Spain, a similar process is presumed to be evident in the New World. The sixteenth-century colonial documents included in this study were found to be representative of such a process. The documents were also found to be representative of sixteenth-century Spanish orthographic conventions and thus attest to the New World’s conformity to these linguistic phenomena.

Informations pratiques

  • Houston : Rice University, 1989
  • 1 vol. (183 p.)
  • M.A. thesis : Rice University : Houston : 1989.
  • ISBN 979-8-205-93926-3


  • Disponible sur ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis.

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Olivier Jacquot (2022, 26 octobre). Thèse : Palaeographical and ortographical characteristics of certain sixteenth-century Spanish-American letters. Amoxcalli. Consulté le 22 juin 2024, à l’adresse

Olivier Jacquot

Chargé de collections : manuscrits des fonds américains, Service des manuscrits ORientaux (SOR), département des Manuscrits (MSS), Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

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