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The Lindisfarne Gospels: The Transforming Power of Sacred Text


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The Lindisfarne Gospels: The Transforming Power of Sacred Text

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dc.contributor Institute for Medieval Studies: Spring Lecture Series 2006 "Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture" April 3-6, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, Michelle P. en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Middle Ages en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-14T20:02:26Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-14T20:02:26Z
dc.date.created 2006-04-04 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-09-14T20:02:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2186
dc.description Lecture held April 4, 2006, 4 p.m. in Woodward Hall, UNM as the second lecture of the Institute for Medieval Studies' Spring Lecture Series 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract Of all forms of human knowledge, sacred texts may seem to be the least open to change over time. However, their enduring role in society can make them a particularly effective mirror for the evolving beliefs of an ever-changing world. In this lecture Michelle Brown will offer a richly illustrated account of the Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated copy of the four New Testament gospels made by Bishop Eadfrith at Lindisfarne, the famous monastery located on a tidal island off the north-east coast of England, in the early eighth century. Containing an extraordinarily rich and complex sequence of decorated pages comparable to those of the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels displays a fascinating combination of influences stemming variously from the Mediterranean and Celtic worlds. Dr. Brown's exploration of this cultural icon will show how an excavation of its various levels of meaning reveals a fast-changing, innovative, and enlightened era that presents a striking contrast to traditional conceptions of the "Dark Ages." en_US
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dc.publisher Institute for Medieval Studies, UNM en_US
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dc.title The Lindisfarne Gospels: The Transforming Power of Sacred Text en_US
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