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The St Cuthbert Gospel : studies on the Insular manuscript of the Gospel of John (BL, Additional MS 89000)

Author: Claire Breay; Bernard Meehan
Publisher: London : The British Library, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now dated to the early eighth century, the manuscript contains a beautifully written copy of the Gospel of John in Latin and is famous for the craftsmanship and condition of its contemporary decorated leather binding. Found in Cuthbert's coffin when it was opened in Durham Cathedral in 1104, the Gospel was acquired for the national collection in 2012 after a major fundraising campaign.This new collection of essays  Read more...
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Named Person: Cuthbert, Saint Bishop of Lindisfarne; Cuthbert, Saint Bishop of Lindisfarne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Breay; Bernard Meehan
ISBN: 9780712357654 0712357653
OCLC Number: 910834278
Description: xiii, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Claire Breay and Bernard Meehan --
Materials, text, layout and script / Richard Gameson --
Binding / Nicholas Pickwood --
Decoration of the binding / Leslie Webster --
Irish pocket Gospel books / Bernard Meehan --
Cuthbert and the early cult in context / Clare Stancliffe --
Reconsidering Cuthbert's relics / Eric Cambridge --
History of the manuscript to the Reformation / Richard Gameson --
Post-medieval movements of the manuscript / Arnold Hunt --
Appendix 1.1. Analysis of pigments: binding / Tracey Chaplin and Robin J. H. Clark --
Appendix 1.2. Analysis of pigments: text / Paul Garside and Christina Duffy --
Appendix 2. Microscopy, radiography and CT scan / Christina Duffy, Paul Garside and Flavio Marzo --
Appendix 3. Features and comparisons / Bernard Meehan.
Other Titles: Saint Cuthbert Gospel
Responsibility: edited by Claire Breay & Bernard Meehan.

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This new collection of essays is the most substantial study of the book since the 1960s. It includes detailed commentary on Cuthbert in his historical context; the codicology, text, script and  Read more...

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