Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Cambridge University Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages
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First published in 1979, 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 contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.

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User Review  - Nicholas Whyte - Goodreads

"Nevertheless, in the ninth century, Danila, the scribe of the three-columned bible of La Cava, mastered capitalis, uncial, half-uncial, a slanting half-uncial with uncial admixture, and minuscule, all with equal elegance." (p. 99) Read full review

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Would that I could memorize every tidbit of information in this tome. This is especially good for pre-cursive scripts. Read full review

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