Book of Kells—800 CE (9th Century)

The Book of Kells from 9th Century

Survey 2: God and Gutenberg

Looking at the written word from manuscript bibles to the invention of printing and typography.

Homework for next week:

Next week’s lecture will be posted soon on Week 5 post.
Watch it before class next week.

Useful online texts and interesting stuff:

More perspectives from the British Museum to inspire your research

On geopolitics and culture:
Mansa Musa, the richest man in the world?
(You’re Dead to Me) BBC Podcast on Mansa Musa
More on Mansa Musa
(You’re Dead to Me) BBC Podcast on Witches

On architecture:
Hagia Sophia and Saint Sophia Cathedral

Some great images and texts on illuminated manuscripts

The Secret of Kells animated movie: Watch it here.