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Commemorative Booklet available of Dominican Books exhibition

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A glossy commemorative book is now available to accompany the online exhibition A Pipeline From Heaven: 800 Years of Dominican Books.

The past can inspire us, challenge us to live up to the achievements of previous generations, and puncture our hubris by reminding us how swiftly fortunes change. 

As part of the Jubilee celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the Order’s foundation, the English friars together with Prof Nigel Morgan created a permanent online exhibition 'A Pipeline from Heaven: 800 Years of Dominican Books', hosted by the Cambridge University Library. This has allowed people to glimpse something of the treasures from the Dominicans’ intellectual tradition in the way that these texts were copied or printed, and occasionally richly illustrated. Preserved by monastic (and later college) libraries, the books offer a window onto the friars’ life and mission.

To commemorate the end of the Jubilee and to encourage the continuing use of this permanent exhibition as a resource for teachers and others, the friars have now produced a small book that features some of the images, setting them in their historical context. 

We have a number of copies still available to give away, preferably in return for a small donation to help us cover the costs of design, print and postage (we suggest a donation of £10.00 per booklet or £15.00 if you are overseas). 

To secure your copy please email the Development Office.

Should you wish to send a cheque, make this payable to 'The Dominican Council' and send to Development Office, 17 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2NA, indicating how many copies you would like and to which address these should be sent.

A Pipeline From Heaven: 800 Years of Dominican Books


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