The origin of miniscule and majuscule script was due to sheer laziness.
“Alphabets were originally all in caps. Then pen was used, faster writing, didn’t stay between the lines (therefore) miniscule script was formed (Carolingian)” -Excerpt from my notebook
The french translation is incomplete as of 12/02/15
“Puis, le stylo utilisait, écrivant vite, ne restez pas entre les lignes (sur et sous) (donc) miniscule a été créé.”
So really, this whole affair was far easier than anticipated and, honestly, a disappointing chase for knowledge.