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Manuscripts

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 52

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Book of Armagh
  • c. 807
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Location
Classification
Cat. no. 52
Title
Book of Armagh
(Liber Ardmachanus)
Provenance and related aspects
Date
c. 807
c. 807
Origin, provenance
Origin: Ard Macha
Ard Macha ... Armagh
County Armagh
Hands, scribes
include Fer Domnach
Hands indexed:
Fer Domnach Fer DomnachFer Domnach
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
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Patron
Torbach mac GormáinTorbach mac Gormáin
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Torbach, identified with Torbach mac Gormáin
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Dimensions
19.5 cm × 14.5 cm
Foliation / Pagination
222 folios
Table of contents
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Locus

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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
    • Note that marg. = marginalia, while m = middle.
  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.

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.] Digital resources and imaging services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Online: Trinity College Dublin. URL: <http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie>.
[facs. ed.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed.], Book of Armagh: the Patrician documents, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 3, Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1937.
Facsimile edition.
[ed.] Bieler, Ludwig [ed. and tr.], The Patrician texts in the Book of Armagh, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae 10, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1979.
[ed.] Gwynn, John [ed.], Liber Ardmachanus: The book of Armagh, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1913.
Confessio.ie: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
1
Colker, Marvin L., Trinity College Library Dublin: descriptive catalogue of the mediaeval and Renaissance Latin manuscripts, 2 vols, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1991.
93–97
Harvey, Anthony [project leader], Jane Conroy [principal investigator], and Franz Fischer [principal researcher], Saint Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Project, Online: Royal Irish Academy. URL: <http://www.confessio.ie>.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen