TYPOLOGY OF THE INITIALS AND RUDIMENTS OF THE DECORATION SYSTEM OF THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS I. LATE ANTIQUE, PRE-ROMANESQUE, BYZANTINE AND ROMANESQUE MANUSCRIPTS. (STUDY TO THE ART-HISTORICAL TERMINOLOGY OF THE MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATION 3)
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The paper studies the typology of the initials following the way of construction of their corpus in the mutual ties in the development – departing from the late antique, considering the Byzantine and Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque types. The modifications of the initials are studied together with the changes of their function in the decoration system and in the cultural-historical context. The contribution also studies the changes of the terminology connected with the typology of the initials.