Teaching Typography

tsprowl's picture

Hey all,

I know I havn't been around for awhile...I've been reading my brains out recently in preparation for a teaching position this fall - weird eh - I thought that I was too young to be teaching but then there's some cruel people suggesting that I'm all grown up now, no one will card me anymore, and that I could pass as a teacher. So when the offer came round I took it.

Anyway, my woes aside, I'm looking for an example of Carlovingian minuscules for an overhead during the brief history of type class.
Anyone know where I can find some? We're talking 700AD I know but if anyone knows where they are typophiles would right?

Thanks in advance

pmiura's picture

Is Carlovingian synonymous with Carolingian? Maybe this writing history slide show from textism.org will be of interest.

dezcom's picture

"Carlovingian writing was named after Carl the Great, and is one of the great developments in writing history. Charlemagne, King of the Franks was the main motivator from AD 768 to AD 814. He appointed Alcuim of York to revise the texts of scriptures and liturgy. The hand of Charlmagne's Court Scriptorium provided the immediate model for the Carlovingian minuscule."

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