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The Medieval manuscripts of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin /
Raymond Gillespie & Raymond Refaussé, editors.
imprint
Dublin : Four Courts Press, c2006.
description
192 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1851829857 (hbk.), 9781851829859
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Book
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imprint
Dublin : Four Courts Press, c2006.
isbn
1851829857 (hbk.)
9781851829859
catalogue key
6059348
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Raymond Gillespie is associate professor of history at NUI, Maynooth. Raymond Refauss is librarian and archivist at the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin.
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2007
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Each essay analyses a manuscript and places it in its wider context; therefore this volume makes a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of medieval Ireland.
Main Description
This book studies one of the most remarkable collections of medieval manuscripts in Ireland. In the popular mind the medieval manuscripts of Ireland were all destroyed in the Four Courts fire of 1922 but this is far from the truth. From the 1170s the Augustinian cathedral priory at Christ Church in Dublin commissioned, collected and used manuscript materials in its everyday life. In the process they created an important series of codices and deeds that remained in the cathedralòand so survived the Record Office fire. This large assemblage of material from the 12th-century martyrology to the 16th-century 'Book of Obits' reflects the changing religious, social, cultural and intellectual concerns of the world in which they were written. Each essay analyzes a manuscript and places it in its wider context; therefore this volume makes a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of medieval Ireland. Contributors: Alan Fletcher (UCD), Raymond Gillespie (NUIM), Colm Lennon (NUIM), Colmán Ó Clabaigh (Glenstal Abbey), Pádraig Ó Riain (UCC), Raymond Refaussé (RCB Library).
Main Description
This book studies one of the most remarkable collections of medieval manuscripts in Ireland. In the popular mind the medieval manuscripts of Ireland were all destroyed in the Four Courts fire of 1922 but this is far from the truth. From the 1170s the Augustinian cathedral priory at Christ Church in Dublin commissioned, collected and used manuscript materials in its everyday life. In the process they created an important series of codices and deeds that remained in the cathedraland so survived the Record Office fire. This large assemblage of material from the 12th-century martyrology to the 16th-century 'Book of Obits' reflects the changing religious, social, cultural and intellectual concerns of the world in which they were written. Each essay analyzes a manuscript and places it in its wider context; therefore this volume makes a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of medieval Ireland. Contributors: Alan Fletcher (UCD), Raymond Gillespie (NUIM), Colm Lennon (NUIM), Colmn Clabaigh (Glenstal Abbey), Pdraig Riain (UCC), Raymond Refauss (RCB Library).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. 7
List of Abbreviationsp. 9
Contributorsp. 10
Prefacep. 11
The Christ Church manuscript in contextp. 13
The Calendar and Martyrology of Christ Church cathedral, Dublinp. 33
The Liber niger of Christ church cathedral, Dublinp. 60
The de Derby Psalter of Christ Church cathedral, Dublinp. 81
The Christ Church deedsp. 103
The Liber albus of Christ Church cathedral, Dublinp. 129
The Book of Obits of Christ Church cathedral, Dublinp. 163
Indexp. 183
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