"The Lindisfarne Gospels is one of the world's greatest works of art in book form. It is an eighth-century Latin Gospelbook with a tenth-century gloss (the earliest surviving translation of the Gospels into the English language). As such, it is one of the great landmarks of human cultural achievement. Like all such masterpieces, or important archaeological sites, it repays revisiting. Successive generations approach them with new questions and new technologies, bringing to light fresh evidence or finding different ways of reading' what we thought we knew already. This study seeks to do just that, taking advantage of new photography and technical analysis as well as assessing previous work on the Lindisfarne Gospels in the light of more recent studies and archaeological finds."--BOOK JACKET.