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Visigothic script
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The chief minuscule script of the Spanish peninsula from the late 7th cent. AD onwards (National scripts; Minuscule). Although its letter forms are of Roman, rather than Visigothic origin, the modern term Visigothic Script (VS) is justified: the script had already developed before the Arab conquest of the kingdom of the Visigoths; their descendants used it for a long time afterwards. From the 9th cent. onwards, VS was superseded by Carolingian minuscule in Catalonia and disappeared entirely in the 12th cent. (alternative view in …

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John, James J. (Ithaca, N. Y.), “Visigothic script”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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