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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SOME LETTER.FORMS AND SYMBOLS p or 'thorn' is a runic letter, usually
indicating th. p or 'wyn' is a runic letter, usually indicating w. H or 'eth' is a
modification of d and usually indicates th. D is one way of giving prominence to 8.
x or 'ash' ...
At any one time there may be two or more competing shapes in use for particular
letters. So far as meaning is concerned it matters little whether a long s is used
initially and a round s finally, just as long as the reader recognizes these different
The elaborate forms of capital letters typical of the Gothic period, not all of them
merely enlarged forms of minuscule shapes, are beginning to develop.' So far as
English scripts are concerned, from the first half of the twelfth century English ...
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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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