In all the history of hand-written books, one of the most distinctive and handsome scripts is that of the abbey of Monte Cassino in its classic form. This study shows how the scribes of the late eleventh century developed their geometrical style of handwriting and thoroughly investigates and illustrates its rules and conventions. The book provides a background for the world-famous copies of works--many of them uniquely preserved at Monte Cassino--of classical authors, church Fathers, and medieval writers.
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"Cambridge University Press did a splendid job of producing this book, which would have required sensitive handling through the press. Professor Newton's masterpiece will, however, find a place in research libraries where - akin to the studies of E. A. Lowe and Herbert Bloch - it will be a seminal contribution for investigating the history and literary culture of one of medieval Europe's great intellectual and religious centers." Church History
"Even more remarkable than Newtonas elegant new outline for the scriptas development are the detailed and insightful comments on the scores of individual Cassinese MSS that Newton uses... Newton's rich comments on the great variety and diverse appearances of the works written at Monte Cassino in the period make his study a cultural history" Catholic Historical Review
"Newton's book offers a new paradigm for the development of script in the Middle Ages" Speculum-a Jrnl of Medieval Studies Oct 2001
"The extensive citations, the codicological commentaries, the abundant and well-produced plates, and the rich analysis make Newton's book the most commplete published record of the scriptorium of Montecassion, an outstanding contribution to understanding medieval monastic culture, and a model continuation of Lowe's palaeographic method, in which script is a register of culture." The Catholic Historical Review Oct 2001
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. 448 Seiten, In very good condition. ISBN: 9780521583954 *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2637 28,2 x 22,6 x 4,2 cm, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag/ cloth with dustjacked. Codice libro della libreria 39341