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Anonymous (LU scribe H)

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Anonymous scribe, usually known simply as H or the Interpolator, who significantly annotated, revised and interpolated parts of the Lebor na hUidre (RIA MS 23 E 25) and sometimes intercalated leaves to add material. The modern name H stands for ‘Homilist’, which stems from the fact that he added two homilies, Scéla laí brátha and Scéla na hEsérgi. His identity, background and precise floruit remain uncertain.
See also references for related subjects.
Murray, Kevin, “H and the first recension of the Táin”, Studia Celtica Fennica 14 (2017): 127–138.
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Carey, John, “H and his world”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí (ed.), Lebor na hUidre, Codices Hibernenses Eximii 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2015. 101–113.
Duncan, Elizabeth, “The palaeography of H in Lebor na hUidre”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí (ed.), Lebor na hUidre, Codices Hibernenses Eximii 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2015. 29–52.
Toner, Gregory, “Scribe and text in Lebor na hUidre: H’s intentions and methodology”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 106–120.
Dooley, Ann, Playing the hero: reading the Irish saga Táin bó Cúailnge, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
[3] “A scribe and his Táin: the H interpolations in Táin bó Cúailnge
Mac Eoin, Gearóid, “The interpolator H in Lebor na hUidre”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 39–46.
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