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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Although Caroline minuscule was by this time the dominant script, scribes when
writing English were accustomed to using the Tironian sign "J instead of the
ampersand and the Angle Saxon letter forms now distinctive of Anglo-Saxon ...
Otherwise the two sets of letter'forms are distinctive, and it should be noted that
the ampersand & is used in Latin and the Tironian sign "] in English. (The
ampersand, developed from a combination of tall broken^backed e with t, is not
by origin ...
His distinctive backward-sloping hand is best described as Protogothic in these
additions. The term Protogothic is valuable for bringing into focus a distinctive
script'type in the long changeover period from English Caroline minuscule to fully
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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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