The Cradle of European Culture

Dora Cornel / Franziska Schnoor (Hrsg.)
The Cradle of European Culture
Early medieval Irish Book art
2018. 116 Seiten, 43 Abbildungen, davon 42 in Farbe, 1 Tabelle. Broschur mit Klappen.
sFr. 25.- / € (D) 25.-
ISBN 978-3-906819-30-3
Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
The Cradle of European Culture25.00

Early medieval Irish book art is both beautiful and fascinating. It reflects a flourishing monastic culture which played a key role in the cultural development of Europe from the 6th to 9th centuries. Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than at the Abbey of St.Gall, which was founded by the Irish monk Gallus in 612. The Abbey Library houses the most beautiful collection of early medieval Irish manuscripts in Continental Europe. The beholder of these treasures will find himself standing at the cradle of medieval Europe.

The cradle of European culture - Early medieval Irish book art
13 March 2018 until 4 November 2018
Abbey Library of St. Gall 
Klosterhof 6D  
9000  St. Gallen

This exhibition is the Abbey Library’s contribution to the European and the Swiss Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

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