Miniscule, Carolingian

A minuscule script that developed in the Carolingian empire towards the end of the 8th century. It became established throughout Central and Western Europe and was in use until the 12th century due to its comparatively simple and clear forms, its regular style, the faster writing speed, and the larger amount of text per page. From it developed Gothic minuscule and in turn the lower case letters of modern Latin script .