- Title: Exploring The Book of Kells
- Author: David Rooney, George Otto Simms
- Released: 1998-03-07
- Pages: 72
- ISBN: 0862781795
- ISBN13: 978-0862781798
- ASIN: 0862781795
YA-- Simply presented and delightfully illustrated, this book would assist students of both art and history in understanding the exceptional beauty and meaning of this illuminated manuscript, a famous treasure made by Irish monks over 1200 years ago.
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About the Author George Otto Simms was born in Dublin in 1910. He took his BA, MA, BD, PhD, and DD degrees at Trinity College, Dublin. Ordained a priest of the Church of Ireland in 1936, he spent his working life in the service of the church and was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1969 until his retirement in 1980. A noted scholar and historian, he lectured and wrote extensively, particularly on The Book of Kells, on which he was internationally recognised as an expert. For almost 40 years he contributed a weekly religious feature,'Thinking Aloud', to the Irish Times. George Otto Simms died in 1991. pdf