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    the study of ancient writing systems and the deciphering and dating of historical manuscripts

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries the focus was on the Germanic roots of English, later the literary merits were emphasized, and today the focus is upon paleography and the physical manuscripts themselves more generally.

    Submitted by Poonam Kaushal from India on 16/02/2016
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