Carolingian minuscule


Carolingian minuscule
Carolingian minuscule or Caroline minuscule noun
A style of handwriting developed in France at the time of Charlemagne
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  • Carolingian minuscule — [ right|frame|Example from 10th century manuscript, Vulgate Luke 1:5 8.] Carolingian or Caroline minuscule is a script developed as a writing standard in Europe so that the Roman alphabet could be easily recognized by the small literate class… …   Wikipedia

  • Carolingian minuscule — ▪ writing  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,… …   Universalium

  • carolingian minuscule — Каролингский минускул (Carolingian minuscule)     Наиболее известный из средневековых минускульных шрифтов. Возник в VIII–IX вв., при императоре франков Карле Великом, которому и обязан своим названием. В каролингском минускуле прописные… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • Carolingian (disambiguation) — Carolingian can refer:* In medieval history, to the Carolingian Empire, founded by Charlemagne. * In medieval history, to the Carolingian dynasty, to which Charlemagne belonged. * In palaeography, to the Carolingian minuscule, a kind of medieval… …   Wikipedia

  • Minuscule — may refer to: Lower case letter Minuscule script, a group of writing styles in ancient and medieval Greek or Latin manuscripts: Minuscule cursive or new Roman cursive, used in Latin manuscripts (3rd–7th century AD) Carolingian minuscule, used in… …   Wikipedia

  • minuscule — minuscular, adj. /min euh skyoohl , mi nus kyoohl/, adj. 1. very small. 2. (of letters or writing) small; not capital. 3. written in such letters (opposed to majuscule). n. 4. a minuscule letter. 5. a small cursive script developed in the 7th… …   Universalium

  • Carolingian Renaissance —    An intellectual and cultural revival of the eighth and ninth centuries, the Carolingian Renaissance was a movement initiated by the Carolingian kings, especially Charlemagne, who sought not only to improve learning in the kingdom but to… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Carolingian Renaissance — The Carolingian Renaissance was a period of intellectual and cultural revival occurring in the late eighth and ninth centuries, with the peak of the activities occurring during the reigns of the Carolingian rulers Charlemagne and Louis the Pious …   Wikipedia

  • Carolingian dynasty — A Carolingian family tree, from the Chronicon Universale of Ekkehard of Aura, 12th century Carolingian dynasty Pippinids Pippin the Elder …   Wikipedia

  • Carolingian Gospel Book (British Library, MS Add. 11848) — British Library, Additional Manuscript 11848 is an illuminated Carolingian Latin Gospel Book produced at Tours. It contains the Vulgate translation of the four Gospels written on vellum in Carolingian minuscule with Square and Rustic Capitals and …   Wikipedia


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