Sealed From Within

Self-Authenticating Insular Charters

By David Howlett

From original manuscripts David Howlett edits, translates and analyses twenty-four Latin charters -- English, Welsh, Cornish, Irish, Scottish and Hebridean -- from the seventh century to the fifteenth, as monuments of thought and composition parallel to the literary and epigraphic traditions of these islands. This revolutionary analysis presents characters of local variety but underlying unity, in which complex self-authenticating mathematical structures produce works of art of astonishing and apprehensible beauty.


192 pages

Publication Date: 10/26/1999
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781851824557