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Book
xxi, 203 p. : ill., facsims. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The manuscript book in the late Middle Ages-- 2. The Carolingian heritage-- 3. Praegothica-- 4. Northern textualis-- 5. Southern textualis and semitextualis-- 6. Cursive scripts in general-- 7. Cursiva antiquior-- 8. Cursiva-- 9. Hybrida and semihybrida-- 10. Gothico-humanistica and other 'hors systeme' scripts-- Appendix-- Abbreviated sources-- Select bibliography-- Index of manuscripts reproduced in the plates-- General index-- Plates.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521803151 20160528
This book is the first to present a detailed survey of all book scripts in use in western and central Europe from c. 1100 to c. 1530 (with the exception of Humanistic script). This period has been poorly served in almost all other palaeographical handbooks. By adopting a largely new classification of scripts based on objective criteria, which incorporates many of the terms currently in use, this book aims to end the confusion which has hitherto obscured the study of late-medieval handwriting. It is based upon an examination of a very large number of dated specimens, and is thus the first survey to take full advantage of the incomparable palaeographical resource provided by the Catalogues of Dated Manuscripts. The text is illustrated throughout with 600 drawings of letters and symbols. There are 160 actual-size reproductions providing datable specimens of all the scripts discussed, accompanied by partial transcriptions and palaeographical commentary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521803151 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-308E-01, HISTORY-308E-01
Book
138 p. : facsims. ; 29 cm.
A survey of the evolution of scripts and a guide to reading historical documents illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts. Fifty-five full-page plates give examples of the major western scripts in broadly chronological sequence, each accompanied by a commentary indentifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style, and a transcription. Michelle Brown is a curator in the department of manuscripts at The British Library. She has taught courses in Paleography and History at the University of London and at the Library.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780712301770 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-308E-01, HISTORY-308E-01
Book
xi, 291 p., [50] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • List of abbreviations-- Preface-- Introduction-- Part I. Codicology: 1. Writing materials and writing tools-- 2. The external characteristics of the written heritage-- 3. Writing and copying-- Part II. The History of Latin Script: 4. Latin script in antiquity-- 5. Latin handwriting in the Middle Ages-- 6. Supplement-- Part III. The Manuscript in Cultural History: 7. Roman and Christian antiquity-- Plates-- Bibliography-- Index of names and subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521367264 20160528
This work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It also contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance, which outlines the history of book illumination. Designed as a textbook, it contains a full and updated bibliography. Because the volume sets the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it also provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture. It will be used extensively in the teaching of latin palaeography, and is unlikely to be superseded.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521367264 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-308E-01, HISTORY-308E-01
Book
vii, 234 p. illus., xvi pl. (incl. facsims.) on 8 l. 19 cm.
  • The origin of writing
  • The origin of our alphabet
  • The Greek alphabet
  • The Italic alphabet
  • The development of the Latin alphabet
  • The development of Greek script
  • The writing of the Roman Empire
  • The national hands of the early Middle Ages
  • The Carolingian script
  • The Gothic script of the late Middle Ages
  • The writing of the Italian Renaissance
  • The invention of printing and the Modern Period
  • The spread of the Latin alphabet
  • The names of the letters
  • Abbreviation and ligatures
  • Numerals
  • Writing materials and practices
  • Our debt.
Green Library, Classics Library
ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-212-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, ENGLISH-312A-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-208E-01, HISTORY-308E-01, HISTORY-308E-01