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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It manages most of the distinctive Anglo-Saxon letter- forms well, but the a looks
Caroline at its head (note especially the form 'anes', 1. 22 after a point) and the
second stroke of h sometimes tends to turn in to the left (e.g. 'hund', 1. 8, 'hine', 1.
The letter-forms of this almost wholly current hand are Anglicana, although the
slope suggests Secretary influence, as does sometimes the angular shape of d (
although looped). Note the frequent use of a single-stroke a with reversed ductus
Fairfax's note (f. ir) that 'Joseph Holland' had another such manuscript 'intendinge
to exchange in for a better booke' is probably based on Stow's note. Hollond,
RiCHERD: Identified wrongly by Cockayne as Admiral Richard Holland, d. 1401.
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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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