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It has always been difficult to write about the Book of Kells without resorting to hyperbole.  Those who have tried to describe it betray almost a sense of disbelief, as though it had emerged from another world: ‘the work, not of men, but of angels’, as the thirteenth-century historian Giraldus Cambrensis put it; ‘the product of a cold-blooded hallucination’, in the words of Umberto Eco. (Meehan 9)

Kells commentary (1990) p 14.

 

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