Manuscripts

Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 3

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Gospel of John and Stowe Missal
  • s. viiiex-ix1
  • Irish manuscripts
Identifiers
Location
The book shrine (cumhdach) is in the Irish National Museum.
Collection: Stowe
Shelfmark
D ii 3
Classification
1238
Title
Gospel of John and Stowe Missal
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. viiiex-ix1
The original text has been dated to the "last decade of the eighth or the first quarter of the ninth century" (Meeder).(1)n. 1 Sven Meeder, ‘The early Irish Stowe Missal’s destination and function’, Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005): 181.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
67 folios
Distinct units
ff. 1r-11v

Passages from the Gospel of John, written by a scribe who calls himself Sonid.

ff. 12r-67v

The Stowe Missal

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  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23

Sources

Notes

Sven Meeder, ‘The early Irish Stowe Missal’s destination and function’, Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005): 181.

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>.
Warner, George F., The Stowe Missal: MS. D. II. 3 in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 2 vols, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1906–1915.
Internet Archive – vol. 1 (facsimile): <link> Internet Archive – vol. 1 (facsimile): <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2 (printed text): <link>
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Irish passages in the Stowe Missal”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 26, Neue Folge 6 (1883): 497–519.
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], The Irish passages in the Stowe Missal with some notes on the Orleans glosses, Calcutta: privately printed, 1881.
Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Meeder, Sven, “The early Irish Stowe Missal’s destination and function”, Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005): 179–194.
Kenney, James F., “Chapter VII: Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 622–744.
692–699 (§ 555) [id. 555.]
Zimmer, Heinrich, “Zum Stowe Missal”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 28, Neue Folge 8 (1887): 376–381.
Internet Archive: <link>

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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen