Early Carolingian: Italy

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This chapter surveys the use of Early Carolingian minuscule script in Italy. It discusses the transition from various Pre-Caroline cursive bookscripts to a distinctive Italian variant of the Carolingian hand, which occurred gradually after Charlemagne’s conquest of Italy in 774. The author also evaluates the spread of the script through Northern and Central Italy during the ninth and into the tenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography
EditorsR.G. Babcock
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Carolingian minuscule
  • Early Caroline minuscule

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