Their Hands Before Our Eyes

Their Hands Before Our Eyes

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Following on from his acclaimed study of punctuation, Pause and Effect, this new book by Malcolm Parkes makes an equally fundamental contribution to the history of handwriting. Its purpose is to focus on the writing of scribes from late antiquity to the beginning of the sixteenth century, and to identify those features which are a scribe's personal contribution to the techniques and art of handwriting. The text is illustrated with 69 plates, and accompanied by a glossary of technical terms, which in itself makes a significant contribution to the subject.In line 3 a#39;Purifictfc/owa#39;sa#39; the scribe traced the letter u and the descending stem of the following r without lifting the pen, recording a ... ductus of rapid handwriting. 34 This constant process generated comparable features in cursive handwriting throughout Europe.35 Plate 10(b) ... 44-5; J. Stiennon, La#39;Ecriture diplomatique dans le diocese de Liege du xic siecle an milieu du xiiiaquot; siecle (Paris, 1960), esp. pp.

Title:Their Hands Before Our Eyes
Author: Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008

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