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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A script analogous to the later English Secretary was in use in Italy in the
thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and at the papal court in Avignon in the
fourteenth century, at the French royal chancery in the first half of the fourteenth
century, and ...
This is an easy, practised hand, holding for the most part to the letter-forms
distinctive of Secretary and following the laid lines of paper. There are no pen-lifts
between minims, many ascenders have loops (not just b, h, and 1, but often f, s, v,
6) occurs less frequently than the Secretary form (e.g. 'apparence', 1. 2), but the 2'
shaped form of textualis uniformly follows 0. An alternative categorial description
is Bastard Anglicana, which also recognizes the high degree of formality ...
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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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