The Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels, a manuscript produced in the Northumbrian island monastery of Lindisfarne at the end of the seventh century, in honour of Saint Cuthbert, is one of the world's masterpieces of book painting. It is a precious relic of early Christianity in England, and one of the nation's greatest treasures. This is the first book to make the chief glories of the Lindisfarne Gospels accessible to a wide public. All the important illuminated pages are reproduced in colour from a new and accurate set of photographs.
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8th century Abbot Aldred Aldred's gloss Anglo-Saxon animals apparently Arcaded canon tables Bamburgh Beblowe Crag Bede birds Bishop Eadbert Bishop of Lindisfarne British Library carpet page colophon colour community of Lindisfarne craftsmen Cuthbert s successor Cuthbert's cult decorated capitals disfarne Gospels dots of red Durham Gospels Eadfrith wrote Eadfrith's decorated pages Echternach Gospels elevation England English Ethelwald feature Finan's church four gospels gold gospel manuscripts Holy Island honour Inner Fame insular introduce St Jerome's Iona Irish king late antique Latin Lindisfarne community Lindisfarne Gospels Lindisfarne in 698 Lindisfarne scriptorium Luke initial major initial pages majuscule manuscript contains Melrose miles miniature miraculously monastery monastic community monks Northumbria ornament Otho-Corpus Gospels range of pigments relics in 698 relics of St saint script settled at Chester-le-Street Simeon of Durham St Aidan St Cuthbert St Cuthbert's relics St John St Matthew suggest Sutton Hoo tive Today the Lindisfarne tomb Wearmouth and Jarrow