Academic journal article Medium Aevum

An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond

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An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond, ed. Rachel Moss, Felicity O'Mahony, and Jane Maxwell (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017). 334 pp. ISBN 978-1-84682-633-7. ?55.00. The title of this collection refers to the 'journey' of Insular manuscript scholarship over the last thirty years or more, culminating in the multidisciplinary scholarship of the present, which is facilitated by the availability of digital images of so many Irish, Anglo-Saxon, and Welsh manuscripts, all available free on-line, and yet also to the dissemination of early Christian Irish manuscript culture to continental foundations such as Echternach and St. Gallen. The seventeen studies collected here address a wide range of issues, some concerned with more general matters (such as the 'historical resonance' of early Irish manuscript culture or with an estimation of the resources that were needed to produce these books), others with matters of detail (such as the 'evangelists' shoes') or the discussion of less well-known individual manuscripts and fragments, and in particular material aspects of early Irish book production making use of the opportunities afforded by modern technology. …

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