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Latin Palaeography

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Bernhard Bischoff

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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.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 356
Erscheinungsdatum 12.04.1990
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-521-36726-4
Verlag Cambridge University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 22,9/15,2/1,9 cm
Gewicht 516 g


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  • 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.