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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This descendant of the Insular g is generally called 'yogh V It has virtually
disappeared from modern English, for few people sound its last survivals, the z of
some proper names (like Menzies or Dalziell) and of some Scottish place names
As time passed, the ability of scribes to keep consistently to the distinctive Anglo/
Saxon letter/forms when writing English diminished, with the Insular- derived f
and r used longest and the Insular-derived g taking on a new role (3 or 'yogh' in ...
This is a distinctive form, made with three firmly executed strokes, a flat top,
rounded upper part and added tail, by contrast with the two-strokes of the Hatton
Gospels scribe's yogh (pi. 29); and innovatively with a fourth stroke Orm
completes the ...
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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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