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Writing as handwork : a history of handwriting in Mediterranean and Western culture

Author: Colette Sirat; Lenn J Schramm; W C Watt
Publisher: Turnhout : Brepols, 2006.
Series: Bibliologia (Turnhout, Belgium), v. 24.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colette Sirat; Lenn J Schramm; W C Watt
ISBN: 2503521169 9782503521169
OCLC Number: 64594099
Description: 575 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The corpus involved --
Schools for scribes --
The spread of the alphabet : writing without schooling --
Greco-Roman schools : schools for citizens --
Schools for believers : Christianity, Judaism, and Islam --
Christian schools in medieval Europe --
Renaissance and modern schools --
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Writing exercises --
Design, layout, and style --
Written objects : their material, size, weight, and shape --
Layouts for listing, recording, summarizing --
Layouts for short texts : letters and documents --
Layouts for long texts : books --
Styles of writing --
The "stroke" formal family --
The "line" formal family --
Informal and personal handwriting --
Hand and script --
From incising to imprinting --
Writing in ink : the Egyptian way --
The alphabet at the crossorads of the two ancient writing cultures --
From antiquity to the Middle Ages --
From writing boards to desks and tables --
Writing postures today --
Controlled and personal writing --
Whose hand wrote letters and documents? Who signed them? --
Books and scribal colophons --
Authors' autographs --
Identifying handwriters and describing their character.
Series Title: Bibliologia (Turnhout, Belgium), v. 24.
Other Titles: History of handwriting in Mediterranean and Western culture
Responsibility: Colette Sirat ; edited by Lenn Schramm ; with an appendix by W.C. Watt.

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