Christine Cox

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6th c.: Bookbinding Timeline

rabula gospels

Books, Miniatures, Writing and Supports
(Timeline Project)

586 – Earliest dated illuminated MS – Rabbula Gospels (Beth Zagba, Syria)

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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5th Century: Uncial Spreads with Christianity

Books, Miniatures, Writing and Supports
(Timeline Project)

From the 5th century on—For important works, Uncial became the major script of Western Europe as it spread with Christianity

Here’s my previous post on this topic

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.

 

 

4th Century: The Romans Are Out

Books, Miniatures, Writing and Supports
(Timeline Project)

Trajan's Column Inscription

By the 4th century—Roman Rustic and Roman Square Capital scripts were only used for manuscript titles. As yet unnamed uncial was primary text script.

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.

Happy 4th!

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Here are 2 hot publications for your Independence Day consideration.

The first is a great article from The Public Domain Review showing representations of fireworks from past centuries.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/06/25/picturing-pyrotechnics/

The next is a 1785 manuscript showing how to build fireworks. It can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.
https://archive.org/details/artificialfirewo01mask

Both were fun reads in anticipation of the displays of patriotism scheduled for the day.

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