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Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Author: Bernhard Bischoff
ISBN 13: 9780521367264
ISBN 10: 521367263
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1990-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
List Price: $29.99

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.