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Published by Chivers Press, Thorndike Press in Bath England, Waterville, Me .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Dougal, William (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Treasure-trove -- Fiction.,
  • Paleography -- Fiction.,
  • Large type books.,
  • England -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAndrew Taylor.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6070.A79 C3 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination297 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3956426M
ISBN 100786240083, 0754048098, 0754048101
LC Control Number2001059115

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CAROLINE MINUSCULE Andrew Taylor First published in Great Britain in by Victor Gollancz Ltd First published by Hodder & Stoughton in Gumper’s book-lined study reflected the man he had been – it was a cocoon of stale air where it was impossible to imagine anyone laughing or crying. It was on the first floor of 4/5(32). Caroline Minuscule (Book): Taylor, Andrew: The first book in the brilliant William Dougal crime series, from the bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London. William Dougal, a post-graduate expert in the medieval script of Caroline Minuscule, stumbles on the garroted corpse of his tutor - and finds himself embroiled in a hunt for a cache of diamonds, a . The Ramsey Psalter was written in Winchester in the last quarter of the tenth century, and is reputed to have been produced for St Oswald who became Bishop of Worcester in For more about St Oswald and the manuscript, the Clerk of Oxford website has a great article here. The script is English Caroline Minuscule; the forward slant, small x. Carolingian minuscule, in calligraphy, clear and manageable script that was established by the educational reforms of Charlemagne in the latter part of the 8th and early 9th centuries. As rediscovered and refined in the Italian Renaissance by the humanists, the script survives as the basis of the present-day Roman upper- and lowercase type.

Get this from a library! Caroline minuscule. [Andrew Taylor] -- William Dougal, a post-graduate expert in the medieval script of Caroline Minuscule, stumbles on the garroted corpse of his tutor, and finds himself embroiled in a hunt for a cache of diamonds, a. The first book in Andrew Taylor's acclaimed William Dougal crime series - from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The American Boy. William Dougal, a post-graduate expert in the medieval script of Caroline Minuscule, stumbles on the garroted corpse of his tutor - and finds himself embroiled in a hunt for a cache of diamonds, a deadly fairy story in which no one .   The term ‘Caroline minuscule’ is very broad; it refers, according to Bernhard Bischoff in his seminal study of the development of Latin scripts, to ‘a situation that was reached as a result of related tendencies and changes’. 1 This is probably the most specific possible definition of a very diverse script, within the context of the. Carolingian minuscule alphabet Example from 10th-century manuscript, Vulgate Luke – Carolingian minuscule or Caroline minuscule is a script which developed as a calligraphic standard in Europe so that the Latin alphabet of Jerome's Vulgate Bible could be easily recognized by the literate class from one region to another. It was developed for the first time, .