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Harley MS 76 fol. 13r. British Library

The Alphabet and the Characters in the Early Middle Ages

In order to appreciate the shift from handwriting to printing, you need to carefully examine how the manuscript characters developed and were used. The learning and use of the characters were a formal process requiring a lot of training and discipline in order to produce a writing in a specific style. The western European languages […]

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