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Created some time between AD715 and 720 at the monastery of Lindisfarne, the Lindisfarne Gospels is one of the most beautiful creations of the Insualr art tradition of Anglo-Saxon England. Accompanying an exhibition held at the British Library in 2003, this guide outlines the history and production of the Gospels and discusses their religious context, the labyrinthine web of words and images, production of the manuscripts and their significance to those who made them and to the kingdom of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria as a whole.
|Publisher:||British Library, The|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Michelle P. Brown is a renowned manuscripts specialist.She is the author of The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe.
Table of Contents
The Background: the World and Faith around 700
Makers and Owners of the Lindisfarne Gospels
Britain and Ireland in the Age of Bede
Rebuilding Rome in Britain
The Lindisfarne Context
Aldred and After
The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Cult of St Cuthbert
The Making of a Super-hero
The Relics of St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels
The Contents of the Lindisfarne Gospels
The Text and Script
The Jerome Prefaces and the Canon Tables
Sacred Calligraphy: the Decorated Incipit Pages and Initials
The Carpet Pages
The Evangelist Miniatures
The Book as Icon
The Making of the Lindisfarne Gospels
The Art of the Lindisfarne Gospels
Design and Painting Techniques
Procedures for Making a Medieval Manuscript
The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels
Travel, Trade and Ideas
East of Eden: Beyond the 'Known' World
The Meaning of the Lindisfarne Gospels
What Did the Lindisfarne Gospels Mean to Their Makers?
What Did the Lindisfarne Gospels Mean to Society?
What Do the Lindisfarne Gospels Mean Now?
The New Facsimile