Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48a

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Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, part 1
  • c. 1435-1440
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
23 O 48 (a)
Classification
476
Title
Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, part 1
> named after John Fergus
Description
First part of the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum. For the second part, see Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48b.
Provenance and related aspects
Date
c. 1435-1440
c. 1435-1440
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Table of contents
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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
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Sources

Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] “Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.

Secondary sources (select)

Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.
Vol. 2, 1254–1273 [id. 476.]
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Ériu 61 (2011): 95–163.  
The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in a section comprising twenty-four folios of the important fifteenth-century manuscript now known as the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum (RIA MS 476 (23 O 48)). Some issues with regard to the expansion of manuscript abbreviations will also be discussed, and it will be seen that several abbreviations serve many more functions than their original ones.
Herbert, Máire, “Medieval collections of ecclesiastical and devotional materials: Leabhar Breac, Liber Flavus Fergusiorum and the Book of Fenagh”, in: Cunningham, Bernadette, Siobhán Fitzpatrick [eds.], and Petra Schnabel [picture ed.], Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2009. 33–43.
Gwynn, Edward, “The manuscript known as the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 26 C:2 (1906–1907): 15–41.
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