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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England, for the most part marginalia, glosses to Latin or an occasional runic
inscription, the longest of these carved on a stone cross still preserved in
Ruthwell, in south-west Scotland. (Runes are illustrated in the photograph of the
Given that Latin was to remain the language of the liturgy in England through to
the Reformation, this is not a convention that feeds over into vernacular
manuscripts. On occasion, however, some particular book is given an
exceptionally formal ...
hine sylfne on zlcne timan scyldigne for his synnum talige The first impression is
of an attempt at differing scripts for Latin (11. 1-13) and English (11. 14-28). The
upper passage, in Latin, looks less cluttered, largely because only p, q, and the ...
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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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Oxford Bodleian Library MS Junius 11 f p 61
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