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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Thus Ireland has retained its distinctive Insular letter-forms at least for writing Irish
Gaelic, whereas the descendants of Caroline minuscule are general elsewhere.)
With the break-up of the Roman empire, the British Isles were more or less ...
Ill Anglo-Saxon Minuscule For Anglo-Saxon minuscule, pointed Insular
minuscule is focal (pi. i, St Petersburg Bede), with ninth-century Southumbrian
models like the Book of Cerne (pi. 4) providing the springboard. In adopting
920, is essentially a tenth-century script, although some distinctive features, for
example the use of the 'oc' Half-uncial a, especially to be found in Latin texts,
probably derive from hybrid Insular minuscule. In English texts Half-uncial a is ...
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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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