A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 by Michelle P. BrownA Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 by Michelle P. Brown

A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600

byMichelle P. Brown

Paperback | November 30, 1993

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For readers who wish to trace the evolution of scripts in the West from antiquity to the early modern period, and who want to read the work of their scribes, this volume provides a wide-ranging collection of materials supported by 55 full-page illustrations from manuscripts. Brown provides a synopsis of each of the major phases of development, a bibliography at the beginning of each section, and comments on regional and chronological diffusion where appropriate. Each plate is accompanied by a facing page of commentary giving a brief description of the manuscript and its script, followed by a transcription of the text.

Michelle P. Brown is a curator of Western Manuscripts in the British Library and author of several books, including A Guide to Western Historical Scripts and The Book of Cerne.
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Title:A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 10.87 × 8.66 × 0.4 inPublished:November 30, 1993Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802072062

ISBN - 13:9780802072061

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A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 is a much-needed survey of the evolution of scripts and introduction to reading historical documents, extensively illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts.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 identifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style, and a transcription. With an introductory essay and select bibliography, fully revised and updated for this new paperback edition, this is an important and authoritative introduction to the subject.

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