Thursday, January 25, 2018

miniscule beauty from the 7th century ad

The use. . . of a script more compact in the body and needing less time to write, may have been decided upon in view of the plans to proceed with a State educational project, the greatest ever undertaken in the West, or perhaps anywhere at any time in the the Roman Empire. For such an enterprise the employment of an accelerated script would become an interest of State, or, to be accurate, of State and Church (Morison, Politics and Script... Barker ed. [1972] 143).
which proves that decisions of style are a serious matter of state.