An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography [Hardback]

Edward Maunde Thompson (Author)

ISBN: 9780199256501 | Published by: British Academy | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 616p, 250 b/w pls, tbs

An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography


The author modestly describes this book as `a fairly complete account of the history and progress of Greek and Latin palaeography, especially in its literary aspect, from the earliest periods represented by surviving manuscripts down to the close of the fifteenth century'. The core of the book - which ensures its continuing value - is a selection of 250 facsimiles of manuscripts ranging from Greek cursive papyri to the book-hands of the 15th century, and from Roman cursive writing on tablets and papyri through a succession of Latin book-hands as employed in medieval documents throughout Europe.

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