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Politics and script: aspects of authority and freedom in the development of Graeco-Latin script from the sixth century B.C. to the twentieth century A.D.;

Author: Stanley Morison; Nicolas Barker
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1972.
Series: Lyell lectures, 1957.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Morison; Nicolas Barker
ISBN: 0198181469 9780198181460
OCLC Number: 488991
Notes: Lectures delivered in 1957, reworked and elaborated for publication.
An "unrevised proof" edition of the original lectures was issued in 1957? under title: Aspects of authority and freedom in relation to Graeco-Latin script, inscription, and type, sixth century B.C. to twentieth century A.D.
Description: [5], 361 pages illustrations, facsimiles 28 cm.
Contents: From the Greek inscription at Melos of the sixth-fifth century B.C. to the Latin inscription at Rome of the first century A.D. --
From rustic to half-uncial --
Second-century phyrygia to eighth-century Gaul --
From the psalm-book of St. columba, c. 561, to the gospel-book of Henry III, c. 1046 --
From the Eastern Schism, 1054, to the end of the Western Schism, 1417 --
From Martin V, 1417-1431, to Sixtus V, 1585-1590 --
From the French Academy to the industrial revolution.
Series Title: Lyell lectures, 1957.
Responsibility: edited and completed by Nicolas Barker.

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