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A Palaeographer's View: The Selected Writings of Julian Brown Hardcover – 1 Jan 1993

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harvey Miller Publishers; 01 edition (1 Jan. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0905203208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0905203201
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.5 x 27.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,766,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A selection of Julian Brown's published and unpublished papers, this book is a tribute to one of the great palaeographers of our generation. It is designed to provide interesting reading for all students of manuscripts, offering insights also into the wider contexts of early history and art. His advances in methodology, combined with deductive reasoning from what he saw before him, are apparent in all the papers included in this volume. He clearly understood and expressed the sense of continuity from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages and sought particularly to demonstrate that a study of manuscripts could bring about a broader understanding of scholarship. The editors have arranged the papers in a thematic sequence, up-dated the bibliographical material, and added other necessary information. Many of the manuscripts and examples of script discussed are illustrated. This book should provide provide a firm foundation for the further study of the history of learning in this country and should serve as a basic reference tool for all students of palaeography.

The papers assembled in this volume are: Latin Palaeography since Traube; Names of Scripts - A Plea to all Medievalists; Aspects of Palaeography; Northumbria and the Book of Kells; The Distribution and Significance of Membrane prepared in the Insular Manner; An Historical Introduction to the Use of Classical Latin Authors in the British Isles from the 5th to the 11 th Century; Tradition, Imitation and Invention in Insular Handwriting of the 7th and 8th Centuries; The Irish Element in the Insular System of Scripts to c. 850 AD; The Oldest Irish Manuscripts and their Late Antique Background; St. Ninian's Isle Silver Hoard: The Inscriptions; The Detection of Faked Literary Manuscripts.

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