Islands in a global context

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Insular Art

Conor Newman, Mags Mannion & Fiona Gavin, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-568-2
June 2017. 304pp; large format, colour illustrations.

The programme of illumination in the Insular Gospel books
Dominique Barbet-Massin

Bejewelling Jerusalem: architectural adornment and symbolic significance in the early Church in the Christian West
Meg Boulton

Psalm 21 and the beasts of the Ardagh Chalice
Michael Clarke

Sacred geometry and the five books of the Codex Amiatinus Maiestas Domini
Peter Darby

Early medieval stone sculpture in Italy: historical and archaeological questions
Eleonora Destefanis

Making manuscripts: the St Matthew page in St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1395
Carol Farr

The Ennabeuren Reliquary Casket: reckoning on redemption
Anna Gannon

Sun of Understanding: the iconographic programme of Iona’s free-standing crosses
Tasha Gefreh

Wandering churches: Insular house-shaped shrines and the Temple of Jerusalem
Samuel Gerace

The crowning glory of Insular art
Jennifer Gleeson

The transformative nature of stone: early medieval sculpture of the Insular world and the ‘graven image’
Jane Hawkes

Built upon tradition: setting the stage for the evolution of Insular art
Melissa Herman

Maria Regina: a Continental motif on the Irish high crosses?
Hayley Humphrey

Adam’s skull, Christ and Golgotha in Pictish art
Michael King

The et-ligature in the Book of Kells: revealing the ‘calligraphic imagination’ of its great scribe
Donncha MacGabhann

Symbolism, performance and colour: the use of glass beads in early medieval Ireland
Mags Mannion

The Book of Mulling (Trinity College Dublin MS 60): bindings and ‘blurrings’
Bernard Meehan

Insular crosiers: an independent tradition?
Griffin Murray

Wayfaring strangers: a case study in island identity in Insular metalwork
Carol Neuman de Vegvar

The Book of Kells: unfinished business
Roger Stalley

Morphogenesis of the Lough Kinale Book Shrine, front face
Robert D. Stevick

The fiercest of kings: warriors at the edge of empire
Heidi Stoner

David composing the Psalms on Irish monumental sculpture
Colleen M. Thomas

Osiris once again: a pharaonic motif on Irish high crosses
Kees Veelenturf

The kerbschnitt technique on the Ardagh Chalice
Stephen Walker

The iconography of the Ardagh Chalice
Niamh Whitfield

With book and cross: a reading of the sculptural assemblage from Stonegrave, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Victoria Whitworth

From island to island and beyond: workshop practices and the cultural roots of fine metalwork in the eighth century
Susan Youngs