This script demonstrates the evolution of Caroline minuscule in the direction
of the Gothic form that was to dominate bookhands during the High Middle
Ages (13th-16th centuries); thus it is sometimes called "Protogothic."
In this transition, scribes began to separate words more clearly, replaced
the ae-diphthong with the æ-ligature or the letter
e with a cedilla (which stood for the letter a), kept
the foot of the tall letter s on rather than below the line,
wrote the letter d with a stem curved to the left rather than
a vertical stem, and made more use of abbreviations.
Purchased in 1888 for A. D. White.
Homiletic Miscellany, Fragment. Italy, late 11th or early 12th
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