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The Lindisfarne Gospels, written and illuminated in the northeast of England at the beginning of the 8th century, is one of the outstanding masterpieces of early medieval European book painting. This accessible and visually inspiring book brings together a range of historical, artistic, archaeological, spiritual and theological perspectives to explore and celebrate a major world treasure. It is lavishly illustrated with full-page colour illustrations of the major pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels, of other related treasures, places and archaeological sites. It is written in a style that is accessible to the informed general public, students and academic researchers, and incorporates exciting new finds such as the Prittlewell burial and the Staffordshire Hoard. It also incorporates new perspectives on relations between the British Isles, continental Europe and the Near East during the early Middle Ages in the light of recent research by the author.