The Cathach of Colum Cille: An Introduction - With Accompanying CD-ROM

The Cathach of Colum Cille An Introduction With Accompanying CD ROM The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish illuminated manuscript dated to c CE The surviving folios contain Psalms to Vulgate version Legend has it that Colum Cille copied the manusc

  • Title: The Cathach of Colum Cille: An Introduction - With Accompanying CD-ROM
  • Author: Michael Herity
  • ISBN: 9781874045922
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish illuminated manuscript, dated to c CE 600 The surviving 58 folios contain Psalms 30 10 to 105 13 Vulgate version Legend has it that Colum Cille copied the manuscript from a psalter lent to him by St Finnian A dispute over the ownership of the copy was resolved by the King of Tara in a very early copyright ruling To every cow hThe Cathach is the oldest extant Irish illuminated manuscript, dated to c CE 600 The surviving 58 folios contain Psalms 30 10 to 105 13 Vulgate version Legend has it that Colum Cille copied the manuscript from a psalter lent to him by St Finnian A dispute over the ownership of the copy was resolved by the King of Tara in a very early copyright ruling To every cow her calf, so to every book its copy A full color 84 page booklet introduces readers to the provenance, art history and biblical content of the manuscript The accompanying interactive CD ROM presents the manuscript in digitized form, with a brief overview of its origins and art history The manuscript folios can be read against a transcription by H.J Lawlor or an English version of the relevant psalms A zoom facility up to 400% allows art historians, calligraphers, palaeographers and other researchers to examine the script and illuminated initials in detail.

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