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The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Filmed on location across England and Ireland, this program takes a close look at the Lindisfarne Gospels-a priceless work of art and one of Christianity's most enduring symbols of faith-and the historical and religious contexts in which it was created. Michelle Brown, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, explains who made it and why, presents new findings about its dating, and shows how it unites a remarkable range of motifs and styles from the Celtic Iron Age, Germanic prehistory, ancient and Christian Rome, Coptic Egypt, and Byzantium. A wealth of other devotional objects and images from early Christianity are also featured.
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48 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Lindisfarne Gospels and Bishop Eadfrith. (2:58)
  • Christianity in the British Isles (4:40)
  • Celtic Ornamentation (3:03)
  • Anglo-Saxon Treasures of Sutton Hoo (3:55)
  • New Monastery at Lindisfarne (4:05)
  • Saint Cuthbert (3:31)
  • Monasteries and Bishop Eadfrith (3:39)
  • Miniatures in the Lindisfarne Gospels (3:58)
  • The Art and Creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels (1:56)
  • Art and Symbology of the Lindisfarne Gospels (4:58)
  • Role of the Lindisfarne Gospels (1:59)
  • Migration of the Community of Cuthbert (3:41)
  • Lindisfarne Gospels at the British Museum (2:52)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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33426 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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