Palaeography Notes upon the History of Writing and the Medieval Art of Illumination
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Palaeography Notes upon the History of Writing and the Medieval Art of Illumination

By Bernard Quaritch
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Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • The Beginnings of Writing
  • Writing in Egypt 5000 B.C.
  • Progress of the Art, B.C. 2500-1500
  • The Semitic Alphabet about 1700 B.C.
  • The Alphabet in European Greece, 800 B.C.
  • Writing in Italy from 700 to 100 B.C.
  • Roman Writing.
  • Indian Writing about 300 B.C.
  • Writing in Central Asia from 300 B.C.
  • Oriental Letters after the beginning of the Christian Era
  • Spain and Gaul under the Romans
  • Influence of the Bible upon writing
  • The British Isles during the Roman period
  • The Goths and Germans
  • Irish and British writing
  • Origin of MediƦval Illumination
  • Merowingian, Lombardic, Visigothic
  • The Carolingian Renewal
  • A Review at the standpoint of the Ninth Century
  • Byzantine Work
  • The Tenth Century
  • Scandinavian Writing
  • The Slavonic Alphabet
  • The Illuminated MSS. of the Middle Ages
  • The chief Liturgical Books distinguished
  • The Fourteenth Century in Italy and Germany
  • English Work in the Fourteenth Century
  • French Work in the Fourteenth Century
  • The Fifteenth Century
  • Illuminated Borders in the Fifteenth Century
  • End of the Fifteenth Century
  • Remarks on the subjects reproduced in the plates
  • INDEX.
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