In organizing the Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography, we have been guided by the dictates of Leonard Boyle, who first coined the term “integral palaeography,” whereby he encouraged the study of palaeography not as an isolated discipline but as one bound up with other aspects of the manuscript book. To quote from the preface of his collected essays: On y retrouve sa préoccupation constante d’étudier le codex comme un ensemble et de l’analyser sous divers angles permettant de mieux reconstituer l’histoire du livre médiéval.