The Word and the Shaping of Cornwall

Before the Reformation

This book is about the surviving graphic evidence of how the Cornish communicated and shaped their cultural identity before the modern world



Available on back-order

Cornwall is an ancient nation with its own identity, culture and language. This book marks the exhibition, in 2021, of several of the iconic books of Cornwall – including the Bodmin Gospels and the Ordinalia – at Kresen Kernow, the Cornish National Archives. This is the first time some of them have returned to Cornwall since the Reformation. This book celebrates and contextualises them and introduces the public to the surviving landmarks of the written (and spoken) word and related symbols and images, discussing the issues that they raise for Cornwall and its contribution to our global cultural identity.


ISBN978 1 8380928 7 0
Number of pages196
Colour illustrations130

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