The St Cuthbert Gospel Formerly Known As The Stonyhurst Gospel Is The Earliest Surviving Intact European Book And Thus One Of The World S Most Historically Important Books Made In The Late Seventh Century, The Manuscript Contains A Copy Of The Gospel Of St John In Latin, That Was Placed In The Coffin Of St Cuthbert When He Was Re Interred At Lindisfarne In Cuthbert S Coffin Was Subsequently Removed To Durham, Where It Was Opened In September On The Occasion Of The Translation Of His Remains, And The Book Was Discovered Inside The Gospel Was Acquired For The Collection Of The British Library In After A Major Fundraising Campaign This New Collection Of Essays Is The Most Substantial Study Of The Book Since The S It Includes Scholarly Pieces On Cuthbert In His Historical Context The Codicology, Text, Script And Medieval History Of The Manuscript The Structure And Decoration Of The Binding The Other Relics Found In Cuthbert S Coffin And The Post Medieval Ownership Of The Book
Dr Claire Breay is the Lead Curator for Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts at the British Library where she has worked since 1998 In 2015 she curated with Julian Harrison an exhibition at the British Library to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
- 224 pages
- The St Cuthbert Gospel: Studies on the Insular Manuscript of the Gospel of John
- Claire Breay
- 12 August 2019 Claire Breay