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The Book of Kells


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Historical Background * Early History of The Book of Kells * Later History of The Book of Kells * Navigation of The Book of Kells * Structure of The Book of Kells * Canon Tables * Virgin and Child * Hebrew Names * Breves Causae and Argumenta * Matthew's Gospel * Mark's Gospel * Luke's Gospel * John's Gospel * Decoration of The Book of Kells * Antecedents and Influences * Symbols and Themes * Scribes and Artists * Script, Pricking and Ruling, Correcting * The Scribes * The Artists * Materials and Pigments

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An enthralling guide to Ireland's greatest cultural treasure.

About the Author

Bernard Meehan is Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, owners of The Book of Kells and The Book of Durrow, two outstanding survivals from the early Scottish-Irish Christian world. He served on the government-appointed National Archives Advisory Council from 1987 to 1997.


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