The Book of Cerne

The Book of Cerne

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The ninth-century Book of Cerne offers a fascinating insight into Insular culture and is the only surviving illuminated manuscript that can be firmly attributed to the powerful Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.The acrostic poem, fol. 21 r The poem is written in coloured inks, probably in the a#39; lapseda#39; hand of the Artist-scribe (see fig. 5). The viscosity of these inks has somewhat affected the appearance of the script and probably contributed to Bishopa#39;sanbsp;...

Title:The Book of Cerne
Author:Michelle P. Brown
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 1996


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