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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Overall, the Roman system of scripts extends from the reign of the Emperor
Augustus (31 b.c.-a.d. 14) at least up to the time of Pope Gregory (died 604) and
possibly into the eighth century. Literacy was widespread in the Roman world,
and the ...
The term Quarter-uncial is sometimes used of markedly cursive Half-uncial hands
: although invoked as a formative stage present in the emergence of the Insular
system of scripts, Quarter-uncial does not seem particularly helpful as a script ...
The Gothic system of scripts came into use gradually, overlapping with
Protogothic across the years from the end of the twelfth to the middle of the
thirteenth century. It must be stressed that development was continuous, but for
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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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