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Visigothic and Beneventan: Paleography

Exercise 2

Which of these is written in Beneventan script?

a.
part of line cropped from manuscript

b.
part of line cropped from manuscript

c.
part of line cropped from manuscript

b.
cropped line from Beneventan manuscript

Item a. is Textualis and c. is Caroline Minuscule.


Images respectively from: HMML, Bethune Breviary, MS 2, f. 7ra, l. 8. Used under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license; © The British Library Board, Add. 30337, f. 8r, l. 11; and St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 116, p. 3, l. 15. (www.e-codices.unifr.ch)

 

The next lesson, Gothic Cursiva Paleography, covers the other major category of Gothic scripts of the later Middle Ages.