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The Gothic script family tree

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12 September 2006

The Gothic script family tree

Did I mention developing a family tree for the family of Gothic scripts?

Perhaps a very small, undernourished one.....

Just read of Leonard Wagner's treatise in 1507-9 (no, I'm not going to type that name - I'm in a hurry) showing 100 variants, mostly Gothic, mostly Textura (to paraphrase what Marc Drogin is saying)

Sad .... (me, I mean) The most useful reference I've found so far is the Wikipaedia reference to BlackLetter. It's a starting point, and refers to some good (not to mention obvious) Mss. Wonder how much to trust it? (I don't, coz I don't know who wrote it, but it's a start)

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1 Comments:

Anonymous ME too said...

How did you cope with the non-contemporaneous English? I imagine it would have made it hard going.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006  

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