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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1957, draw on a mixture of Roman and Arabic numerals, and may be
accompanied by further information, some of it superscript: s. = saccule Thus s.
viii stands for eighth century. c. — circa. Thus c. 1000 stands for the turn of the
tenth century, ...
14, 'apele', 1. 16, 'soer', 1. 41). The 2'shaped r is not restricted to following 0.
There is little consistency in the distribution of initial v and u. Round s appears
only at the end of words, as in 'euekes', 1. 9; the superscript sinuous form is also
A superscript vowel saves space in 'g(r)eue', 1. 24b. At 4b it seems that the
scribe's eye slipped (compare 25 b), but he saw his mistake in time to place the
superscript warning 'ua[ ]cat' ('it is empty', its two syllables separated, effectively to
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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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