Ireland Harbinger Of The Middle Ages..
Bound in original green cloth with orange titles, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped with small edge tears. A little wear and sunning of edges, old sellotape marks on endpapers and first free endpaper. has been removed; otherwise a very good copy.
Oxford University Press.,
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 4to. 9 x 11.75 inches. viii + 148 pp.
Illustrated throughout by 18 colour plates, including whole page and tipped in, by black and white plates and by text figures, including maps initials and margin vignettes.
A well illustrated account of the early Celtic church and monasticism in Ireland and how Christian culture radiated from there to Scotland, Northern England and the Carolingian empire. Ludwig Bieler (1906-81) was born in Vienna and, fleeing the Nazis, settled in Ireland in 1938. He specialised in the study of Irish manuscripts and became Professor of Palaeography at University College Dublin. The first English edition, translated from the German, Wegbereiter des Mittelalters, 1963.
[Stock No. 25000]