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Latin Palaeography Antiquity and the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0521367263
ISBN-13: 9780521367264
Edition: 1990
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/12/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Einhardwas born of noble parents in the Main valley around 770 AD and was sent in the 790s to the court of Charlemagne. Notker Babbulus(The Stammerer) was born near the monastery of St. Gall, in Switzerland, around 840. He wrote his account of Charlemagne for Emperor Charles the Fat between 884 and 887. David Ganzis a professor of paleography at Kings College, London.

List of abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Codicology
Writing materials and writing tools
The external characteristics of the written heritage
Writing and copying
The History of Latin Script
Latin script in antiquity
Latin handwriting in the Middle Ages
Supplement
The Manuscript in Cultural History
Roman and Christian antiquity
Plates
Bibliography
Index of names and subjects

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