Item Number: 149648
Title: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
Author: Breay, Claire ; Joanna Story
Record created on 10/19/18
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Description: London: British Library, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 272pp. illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: At the heart of the book is the, including Beowulf and other poetry; the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of Britainís greatest artistic and religious treasures; the St Cuthbert Gospel, the earliest intact European book; and historical manuscripts such as Bedeís Ecclesiastical History and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. These national treasures are discussed alongside other, internationally important literary and historical manuscripts held in major collections in Britain and Europe.This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, chart a fascinating and dynamic period in early medieval history, and will bring to life our understanding of these formative centuries .
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