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The Book of Kells
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Historical background. Later history of the manuscript -- Binding and rebinding -- Later additions and annotations -- The elements of the book: Hebrew names -- Canon tables -- The Virgin and Child -- Breves Causae and Argumenta -- The Gospels -- Matthew's Gospel -- Mark's Gospel -- Luke's Gospel -- John's Gospel -- Decoration: Antecedents and influences -- Symbols and themes -- Imaging the Gospels -- Concealed illustrations -- Uncertainties -- Scribes and artists: The scribes' work -- The scribes -- The artists -- The speed of scribes and artists -- Physical features of the book. Vellum -- Tools used -- Pigments and inks -- Constructing the decoration -- Bindings and shrines -- Preludes and parallels -- Structure of the book with a guide to noteworthy pages: Counting the leaves -- Collation map.