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Orthographies in early modern Europe [electronic resource] / edited by Susan Baddeley, Anja Voeste.

Contributor(s): Baddeley, Susan | Voeste, Anja.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, c2012Description: 1 online resource (p.).ISBN: 9783110288179 (electronic bk.); 3110288176 (electronic bk.); 1283628813; 9781283628815.Subject(s): Writing -- Europe -- History | Written communication -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Languages -- Orthography and spelling | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Alphabets & Writing Systems | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / SpellingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 411.094 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This volume provides, for the first time, a pan-European view of the development of written languages at a key time in their history: that of the 16th century. The major cultural and intellectual upheavals that affected Europe at the time - Humanism, the Reformation and the emergence of modern nation-states - were not isolated phenomena, and the evolution of the orthographical systems of European languages shows a large number of convergences, due to the mobility of scholars, ideas and technological innovations throughout the period.
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This volume provides, for the first time, a pan-European view of the development of written languages at a key time in their history: that of the 16th century. The major cultural and intellectual upheavals that affected Europe at the time - Humanism, the Reformation and the emergence of modern nation-states - were not isolated phenomena, and the evolution of the orthographical systems of European languages shows a large number of convergences, due to the mobility of scholars, ideas and technological innovations throughout the period.

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