Manuscripts
Manuscript:
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 58 (A 1. 6) = Book of Kells
  • s. viii/s. ix
Casey, Denis, Tigernán Ua Ruairc and a twelfth-century royal grant in the Book of Kells, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2020. 60 pp.  
abstract:
King-maker, land-grabber, wronged husband and vengeful man of honour — just some of the popular views of Tigernán Ua Ruairc (died 1172), the long-lived king of Bréifne (modern Cavan-Leitrim). He is so bound up with a narrative of the English invasion of Ireland that pivots around the abduction of his wife, Derbforgaill, that it is often forgotten he was also a successful king, who ruled for fifty years and presided over a rapid expansion of his kingdom at the expense of his neighbours. This study aims to reveal a king at work, by analysing a substantial grant of land in modern Co. Meath (stretching from Dulane to Slane) that Tigernán made to the church of Kells, which was originally recorded in the famous Book of Kells. His donation offered him political and military advantages, as well as an obvious outlet for his piety. In exploring medieval Irish kings’ use of land and their property-related relationships with the church, we gain an insight into why it was possible for contemporaries to hail Ua Ruairc, on his death, as ‘a man of great power for a long time’.
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31–37   [Note 2] “The mice, the Eucharist, and the satirist: St Brendan and the Book of Kells”
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O'Reilly, Jennifer, “Exegesis and the Book of Kells: the Lucan genealogy”, in: O'Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells: proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1994. 344–397.
O'Reilly, Jennifer, “The Book of Kells and two Breton gospel books”, in: Laurent, Catherine, and Helen Davis (eds), Irlande et Bretagne: vingt siècles d'histoire. Actes du Colloque de Rennes (29–31 Mars 1993), Rennes: Terre de Brume, 1994. 217–227.
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Cains, Anthony G., “The surface examination of skin: a binder's note on the identification of animal species used in the making of parchment”, in: O'Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells: proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1994. 172–174.
McGurk, Patrick, “An edition of the abbreviated and selective set of Hebrew names found in the Book of Kells”, in: O'Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells: proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1994. 102–132.
Cains, Anthony, and Bernard Meehan, “Physical description [Dimensions and original number of leaves; The vellum; Direction of the spine of the calf; Collation; Bindings; Writing materials; The pigment and organic colours]”, in: Fox, Peter (ed.), The Book of Kells: MS 58, Trinity College Library Dublin. Commentary, 3 vols, vol. 2, Lucerne: Fine Art Facsimile, 1990. 175–227.
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Winterbottom, Michael, “Aldhelm’s prose style and its origins”, Anglo-Saxon England 6 (1977): 39–76.  
argues against the supposed Irish origins of Aldhelm’s style of prose writing
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1–5   Abbott, T. K., “52; 58–60; 77; 574; 580; 582; 591; 804”
TCD MSS 52 (p. 1); 58 (1); 59 (2); 60 (3); 77 (3); 574 (p. 3); 580 (3); 582 (4); 591 (4); 804 (4)

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