The medieval scripts described on the DMMapp Blog are those listed in the Art & Architecture Thesaurus . This list serves as a well defined starting point and gives us solid foundations for further expand and describe these medieval scripts. The Art & Architecture Thesaurus follows this hierarchy:
- Gothic cursive
- Textura (Gothic script)
- Humanistic cursive
- Insular majuscule
- Insular minuscule
Later Roman cursive
- Luxeuil script
- Merovingian chancery script
Older Roman cursive
This list, retrieved from the Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online does not include “Minuscule” and “Majuscule”, as they are defined respectively as Scripts some of whose letters have ascenders or descenders above or below a general base line and top line, and Alphabetic scripts whose letters are confined between head and base lines with no ascenders or descenders. Copperplate (script) has also been removed from the list since it represents a style dominant in the 18th century and falls outside of the scope of this “medieval scripts” list.
- Medieval Writing, by Dr Dianne Tillotson
- Medieval writing systems as listed by Wikipedia.
Giulio is a passionate lover of medieval manuscripts, with a particular interest in those from Southern Italy. He holds an MA in Book and Digital Media Studies and a BA in Graphic and Multimedia Design. Currently working as an application manager and developer at Leiden University Libraries, Giulio has developed the DMMapp and the DMMapp blog, which provides access to digitized medieval manuscripts and insightful commentary on these cultural treasures.
References & FootnotesReferences & Footnotes
|↑1||“Art & Architecture Thesaurus (Getty Research Institute).” Accessed June 13, 2018. https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/.|
|↑2||“AAT Hierarchy Display (Getty Research).” Accessed June 13, 2018. https://www.getty.edu/vow/AATHierarchy?find=&logic=AND¬e=&page=1&subjectid=300208614.|
|↑3||“Art & Architecture Thesaurus Full Record Display (Getty Research).” Accessed June 13, 2018. https://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=&logic=AND¬e=&subjectid=300194448.|
|↑4||“Art & Architecture Thesaurus Full Record Display (Getty Research).” Accessed June 13, 2018. https://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=&logic=AND¬e=&subjectid=300194451.|
|↑5||Dossena, Marina, and Ingrid Marijke Tieken-Boon van Ostade. Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence: Methodology and Data. Linguistic Insights ; Vol. 76. 264763424. Bern [etc.]: Lang, 2008.|