The Franks, Carolingians and Merovingians. Just who the hell were they?

The Franks, Carolingians and Merovingians. Just who the hell were they?

Esempio (semplificato) di minuscola carolingia, tipo di scrittura adoperato in buona parte dell'Europa occidentale (a eccezione di Spagna, Irlanda, Italia meridionale)

Esempio (semplificato) di minuscola carolingia, tipo di scrittura adoperato in buona parte dell'Europa occidentale (a eccezione di Spagna, Irlanda, Italia meridionale)

Uncial (top) and Carolingian from calligraphybybillgrant.com

Uncial (top) and Carolingian from calligraphybybillgrant.com

Lettering Inspiration for Graphic Designers, Calligraphy Artists ,Typographers, Type Designers, Art Students , Letterers and CAPI Project Ideas, Writing Styles, Alphabet Styles , ABC of Fonts

Lettering Inspiration for Graphic Designers, Calligraphy Artists ,Typographers, Type Designers, Art Students , Letterers and CAPI Project Ideas, Writing Styles, Alphabet Styles , ABC of Fonts

Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

Carolingian by Tadarida.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Carolingian by Tadarida.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Arms and armour of a Carolingian horseman, 8th - 9th centuries

Arms and armour of a Carolingian horseman, 8th - 9th centuries

Carolingian art - Wikipedia

Carolingian art - Wikipedia

Carolingian art - Wikipedia

Carolingian art - Wikipedia

Arms and armour of a post-Carolingian cavalryman, 10th century

Arms and armour of a post-Carolingian cavalryman, 10th century

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