Lindisfarne Gospels

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated Latin manuscript of the gospels, generally regarded as the finest example of Northumbria's unique style of religious art, a style that combined Anglo-Saxon and Celtic themes (what is now called Hiberno-Saxon art). It is presumed to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith, who became Bishop of Lindisfarne in 698. The manuscript is now in the British Library.

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Citation:
Editors. "Lindisfarne Gospels". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6781, accessed 29 July 2014.]