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 century and a half later the last copy of the bilingual Benedictine Rule,
adapted c. 1200 for use by the nuns of the Cistercian house at Wintney (see. p.
123), has few of these distinctions.) Although not the earliest extant copy of the
28, the Royal 1 A. xiv copy of the Old English Gospels, seems constrained by its
exemplar to attempt to reproduce the letter'forms of Anglo-Saxon minuscule for
the text in English. The scribe manages the Insular' derived forms off, g, h, and r ...
54), and a northern copy of Chaucer's Troilus (pi. 56). In the St John's College
Bruce, a more forward slope is pronounced, splay is developing, and lengthened
descenders turn to the left. This is an easy, practised hand, holding for the most ...
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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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