Guide to Scripts Used in English Writings Up to 1500
British Library, 2005 - 294 pagina's
Despite a resurgence of interest in the history of the English language, this work is the only book available to introduce readers to the scripts used in Old and Middle English writing. The best way to understand changes in scripts across time is through visual examples, and this highly illustrated book reveals precisely how Middle English is different from Old English and how these gradual changes have developed.áImages from important literary texts such as Caedmon’s “Hymn” and the Lindisfarne Gospels demonstrate the chronological progression of the writing.
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Of the two main hands, this is Hand C (attributed to Chaucer), who added notes
throughout and seems to have drawn the whole together c. 1393 (see 11. 13-14
for the completion of'Myn equatorie' on the 31 December 1392); the more ...
Chaucer, indeed, in the Hous of Fame, widened his sights to emulate not just the
great writers of his own age but of Antiquity also. Yet the libraries of lay people in
the fifteenth century still ran preponderantly to spiritual writings." Much Middle ...
Kerby/Fulton, Kathryn and Steven Justice, 'Scribe D and the Marketing of
Ricardian Literature', in The Medieval Professional Reader at Work: Evidence
from Manuscripts of Chaucer, Langland, Kempe, and Gower, ed. Kathryn Kerby/
Fulton and ...
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This book needs a divorce lawyer. A divorce lawyer to split the text from the illustrations, that is. The purpose of this book is presumably to teach paleography (the study of scripts) as it applies ... Volledige review lezen
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