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. Images from important literary texts such as Caedmon’s “Hymn” and the Lindisfarne Gospels demonstrate the chronological progression of the writing.
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By this time a cursiva script was the norm for Middle English literary texts. Even
more surprising therefore is the highly formal quadrata script of the Corpus
Troilus and Cryseide (pi. 43), in a manuscript of splendid design where space is
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 61, f. i2r Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, I.
3 86-4.10 Gothic littera textualis quadrata formats, s. xv in. TRANSCRIPTION And
ouere al this 3« muchel more he thoughte What for to speke and what to ...
Below a seventeentlvcentury hand has added 'The Songe | of Troilus : '. The
abbreviations, significantly more frequent than for the same passage in the much
more formal Gothic textualis script of pi. 43, are not unusual: the Tironian sign; ...
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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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