Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Book of Kells: Its Function and Audience (Paperback)
  • The Book of Kells: Its Function and Audience (Paperback)
zoom

The Book of Kells: Its Function and Audience (Paperback)

(author)
£25.99
Paperback 252 Pages / Published: 07/02/1998
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Created between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, The Book of Kells is one of the great cultural icons of the medieval West. In the past, it has received a great deal of popular and scholarly attention, but only recently has its labyrinth of meaning and references begun to be explored. In "The Book of Kells: Its Function and Audience," Carol Ann Farr builds on the work of liturgists, palaeographers, historians, and art historians to go beyond basic analysis to place The Book of Kells in the wider context of use and audience. Farr situates The Book of Kells as part of an evangelical tradition that used the physical appearance of the gospels as a tool of conversion. By examining the manuscript in its political, social, historical, and religious contexts, she provides a fresh perspective on this most famous of insular illuminated texts. In particular, Farr offers new and convincing readings of two of the most difficult images, the 'Temptation' and so-called 'Arrest'.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081575
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 574 g
Dimensions: 245 x 176 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Crusades
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Templars
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The English Resistance
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Hundred Years War Vol 3
Added to basket
Matilda
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Scourging Angel
Added to basket
A Great and Terrible King
Added to basket
The Demon's Brood
Added to basket
Summer of Blood
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Holy Warriors
Added to basket
The Borgias
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Lewes and Evesham 1264-65
Added to basket
Castle
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
A Short History of the Ottoman Empire
Added to basket
Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
Added to basket
She-Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.