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The Book of Durrow
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Trinity College Library, Dublin Rachel Moss
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The Book of Durrow

Trinity College Library, Dublin Rachel Moss


Thames & Hudson

History of Art & Design Styles;


96 pages

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The Book of Durrow is among the earliest surviving decorated manuscripts in north-western Europe, dating to the late seventh century AD. A masterpiece of Celtic art, it is believed to be the oldest fully decorated Insular Gospel that survives, pre-dating the Book of Kells by more than a century. Created in a monastery associated with the Irish saint Colum Cille (St Columba), its text and artwork reflect the formative years of a `golden age' of artistic production in Ireland and Britain. This richly decorated introductory guide explores the manuscript's distinctive artwork and tells the extraordinary story of its preservation in the Irish monastery at Durrow - first as sacred text then as relic - and its acquisition in the seventeenth century by the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

By:   Trinity College Library Dublin, Rachel Moss
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 190mm, 
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9780500294604
ISBN 10:   0500294607
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction * 1. Durrow and the Origins of the Book * 2. The Text * 3. The Images 4. How the Manuscript Was Made * 5. The Uses of the Manuscript

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