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Scottish Handwriting: 1150-1650: An Introduction to the Reading of Documents [Paperback]

Grant G. Simpson
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29 Jun 1998 1862320934 978-1862320932
The main part of this volume consists of facsimile texts, each facing a detailed transcript and commentary. The historical background of handwriting usage is surveyed in the introduction, with emphasis on changing fashions. There is also guidance on how to learn to read scripts, and how to deal with early language and abbreviations. Reading original documents is the primary way to achieve a sound basis in historical studies, and to acquire a true perspective in cultural evolution. Much modern research has been applied to Scotland's history. This is a comprehensive study of the country's handwriting. The principal aim is to assist research students, local historians, genealogists and calligraphers in their studies. The book also seeks to recover a lost chapter in the history of Scottish culture.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd (29 Jun 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862320934
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862320932
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 18.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,821,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Grant Simpson, formerly Senior Lecturer, is now Honorary Reader in Scottish History at the University of Aberdeen, and was for many years an Assistant Keeper on the staff of the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, where he gained a wide knowledge of the manuscript sources of Scottish history and their handwritings. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars as described 3 Aug 2013
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as described, would say i love it, but its a book, that would make me a little weird! :) arrived promptly. Thanks x
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Book arrived in good time and in excellent condition. I bought this to compliment a night class I attended, very useful.
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