Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Bernhard BischoffLatin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Bernhard Bischoff

Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages

byBernhard BischoffTranslated byDaibhm O. Cróinin, David Ganz

Paperback | April 27, 1990

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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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Title:Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:April 27, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521367263

ISBN - 13:9780521367264

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Table of Contents

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.

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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.

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"This book, by the most distinguished living paleographer, should be on the shelves of all those interested in pre-1500 writing. A manual intended for students, it is the most concise and reliable introduction to its subject, as well as a guide to further reading, with extensive bibliographical citations in the footnotes." Calligraphy Review