The script of the Abbey of Montecassino, widely used throughout the Middle Ages in southern Italy and the Adriatic region. Beneventan is characterized by a "broken minim" and a distinctive group of ligatures and abbreviations.


Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography (Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 109-111. 

E.A. Lowe, The Beneventan Script: A History of the South Italian Minuscule, 2nd ed. (Roma : Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 1980).

Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 151-152.