Studies on the Book of Deer

Forsyth, K. (Ed.) (2008) Studies on the Book of Deer. Four Courts Press: Dublin. ISBN 9781851825691

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The tenth-century illuminated gospel-book known as the ‘Book of Deer’ has been justly described as ‘one of the principal antiquities of Celtic Scotland’. Of great historical significance in its own right, the gospel-book was used in the early twelfth century to record grants to the monastery of Deer in Aberdeenshire. These property records are the oldest surviving examples of Scottish Gaelic prose and are of unique historical and linguistic importance. In this collection of specially-commissioned essays, leading scholars from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, history, archaeology, art history, and placename studies, examine the Book of Deer, its Gaelic notes, and their wider historical and cultural context. Together they throw new light on landscape and society in Gaelic Buchan and on the Church in the North-East from Pictish times to the Reformation.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forsyth, Professor Katherine
Subjects:N Fine Arts > ND Painting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1501 Scottish Gaelic Language
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Four Courts Press
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