Christine Cox

Posts tagged ‘codices’

4th Century: Coptic Alphabet

Books, Miniatures, Writing and Supports
(Timeline Project)

Coptic Alphabet
4th to 9th centuries – The Coptic alphabet was used in Egypt and was perpetuated thereafter by the Coptic Christian church. It was the first Egyptian writing system to indicate vowels.

This post is part of an ongoing series on books, miniatures, writing and supports since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

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3rd Century: Oldest Complete Codices

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

In the 3rd century, fragments of codices exist from 2nd c, but earliest extant complete codices date from 3rd c. The codex format became prevalent in many cultures during the 3rd to 8th centuries.

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

2nd Century – Nag Hammadi

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Paper and Writing

100 – 199 CE (2nd century) — Nag Hammadi codices written on papyrus – Gnostic treatises written in Coptic, probably translated from Greek

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