From Holy Island to Durham: The Contexts and Meanings of The Lindisfarne Gospels Hardback

Lindisfarne Gospels

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From Holy Island to Durham: The Contexts and Meanings of The Lindisfarne Gospels

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The Lindisfarne Gospels contains a strikingly pure Latin text of the four New Testament Gospels. It was produced at Lindisfarne to the highest standards of the age, using the finest available materials and with illuminations of exquisite artistry. It is, moreover, preserved in near-pristine condition, a circumstance that is all the more remarkable given the Lindisfarne Gospels' eventful early history. In this important book Professor Gameson examines the spirituality and culture of the community on Holy Island that created the Lindisfarne Gospels around the year 700. He recounts the challenges that the community faced in response to Viking raids and persecutions from the late eighth century, and the epic story of the community's 200 years of peregrination in the North of England, via a long sojourn at Chester-le-Street, until it eventually settled in Durham as a permanent home in the late tenth century. Throughout these travels, and after their final arrival in Durham, the Lindisfarne Gospels were preserved, glossed and above all treasured - for themselves and for their connection to St Cuthbert, who increasingly came to be regarded as the greatest saint of the North.
This publication, which has been commissioned in conjunction with a special exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham, brings their remarkable story and beauty fully to life.

From Holy Island to Durham: The Contexts and Meanings of The Lindisfarne Gospels by Richard Gameson was published by Third Millennium Information in July 2013 and is our 47930th best seller. The ISBN for From Holy Island to Durham: The Contexts and Meanings of The Lindisfarne Gospels is 9781908990273.

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Page last updated 7th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThird Millennium Information (July 2013)
EditionMain
Weight934g
Number of Pages166
Thickness19 mm
Height248 mm
Width210 mm
ISBN9781908990273
ISBN-101908990279
Product Code4249819
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