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Latin Palaeography : Antiquity and the Middle Ages - Bernhard Bischoff

Latin Palaeography

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

By: Bernhard Bischoff, Daibhm O. Croinin (Translator), David Ganz (Translator)

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Published: 12th April 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.

' ... the combination of new ideas, the comprehensive treatment, the rich notes and bibliography, all complemented by the extraordinary judgement which is the hallmark of Professor Bischoff's writing, make this handbook unequalled and unapproached in our present literature and a superb guide to further study.' Speculum 'Latin palaeography has received its vade mecum from its foremost representative.' Eranos 'I suspect that this may well be the last time that one scholar will be able to produce a survey of the state of the subject in a single volume on this scale, in which a wealth of material and discussion have been unified by the personal interpretation of one who has thought deeply and fruitfully about the subject for many years.' Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur

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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521367264
ISBN-10: 0521367263
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 12th April 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.56