The Ancient Books of Ireland

The Ancient Books of Ireland

eBook - 2005
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Ireland's ancient books are among the most fascinating and beautiful in the world but, with the exception of the magnificent Book of Kells, little is known about them. Michael Slavin lifts these ancient volumes from the obscurity of library and museum vaults to bring them into the public domain for the first time.
The Ancient Books of Ireland describes precious manuscripts that have survived for centuries. Slavin reveals not only their fascinating contents but their intriguing histories. Among the most important manuscripts described are :

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The Ancient Books of Ireland features illustrated excerpts from sixteen of the finest examples of early Irish literature. Many of the original manuscripts are housed at Trinity College Dublin, the National Museum of Ireland, and the British Museum and have never been brought into the public domain. Michael Slavin describes the stories and legends in these books and also traces how these 1,000-year-old manuscripts have survived Ireland's tumultuous history.

Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă2005
ISBN: 9780773573291
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 198 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
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