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Orthographies in early modern Europe / edited by Susan Baddeley, Anja Voeste.

Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, c2012.
Description vi, 383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Europa.
Writing -- Europe -- History.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Baddeley, Susan.
Voeste, Anja.
ISBN 9783110288124 (acid-free paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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."--Publisher's website.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Orthographies in Early Modern Europe: A comparative view / Susan Baddeley and Anja Voeste
  • Spanish: Variation and standardization in the history of Spanish spelling / Elena Lamas Pombo
  • Italian: Italian orthography in Early Modern times / Andreas Michel
  • French: French orthography in the 16th century / Susan Baddeley
  • English: Variable focusing in English spelling between 1400 and 1600 / Terttu Nevalainen
  • German The emergence of suprasegmental spellings in German / Anja Voeste
  • Swedish: Variable norms in 16th-century Swedish orthography / Alexander Zheltukhin
  • Polish: The standardization of Polish orthography in the 16th century / Daniel Bunčić
  • Czech: Religion and diacritics: The case of Czech orthography / Tilman Berger
  • Croatian: On the creation of Croatian: The development of Croatian Latin orthography in the 16th century / Roland Marti
  • Hungarian: 16th-century Hungarian orthography / Klára Korompay
  • Finnish: Standardization of Finnish orthography: From reformists to national awakeners / Taru Nordlund.