English Caroline Script and Monastic History Hardback

Studies in Benedictinism, A.D.950-1030

by David Dumville;

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English Caroline Script and Monastic History

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Caroline minuscule script was adopted in England in the mid-tenth century in imitation of Continental usage. A badge of ecclesiastical reform, it was practised in Benedictine scriptoria but was also taken up by members of the royal writing office; the chancery occupied an important place in the pioneering of calligraphic fashions. During its approximately two-century history in England, Caroline script developed a number of forms, in part reflecting different tendencies within the Reform-cause. The Rule of St Benedict was focal for this movement. In the aftermath of the final Scandinavian conquest of England (AD 1016) a Canterbury master-scribe created the form of Caroline writing which was to become a mark of Englishness and outlive the Norman Conquest. In the closing chapter its inventor's career is discussed and his achievement assessed. This volume offers analysis of manuscript evidence as a basis for the cultural and ecclesiastical history of late Anglo-Saxon England. DAVID N. DUMVILLE is Reader in Early Medieval History and Culture of the British Isles at the University of Cambridge.

English Caroline Script and Monastic History by David Dumville was published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd in May 1993 and is our 53583rd best seller. The ISBN for English Caroline Script and Monastic History is 9780851153230.

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Page last updated 9th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd (May 1993)
Number of Pages224
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1196751
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