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ISBN:
9781906566111
Categories
History
Imprint
John Donald
Publication Date
01 September 2009
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
148
Illustrations
b/w facsimile throughout

Scottish Handwriting 1150 - 1650

by Grant Simpson - Find out more about the author

Reading original documents is the only way to achieve a sound basis in historical studies and to acquire a true perspective on cultural evolution. Much modern research has been applied to Scotland’s history, but until this volume there has been no comprehensive study of the country’s handwriting for nearly 250 years.

Dr Grant Simpson, the Honorary Reader of Scottish History at the University of Aberdeen, has provided a detailed transcript and commentary of facsimile texts, surveying the historical background of handwriting usage with emphasis on the changing fashions. This work is a brilliant aid to assist research students, historians, genealogists and calligraphers as Dr Grant Simpson recovers a lost chapter in the history of Scottish studies.