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Humfrey Wanley, Bishop John O’Brien, and the colophons of Mael Brigte’s Gospels

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Mael Brigte's Gospels, BL MS Harley 1802, a manuscript written at Armagh in the twelfth century, is datable from reference in its colophons to the killing of Cormac Mac Carthaig, king of Munster and of Ireland. The date was first worked out as 1139 from unpublished annals by Humfrey Wanley (1672--1726), Harley's librarian, in 1713--14, in a remarkable piece of scholarship. Wanley understood the importance of a dated manuscript as a basis for palaeographical judgement of undated books. The man...

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Wadham College
Publisher:
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Publisher's website
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Celtica Journal website
Volume:
29
Pages:
251-292
Publication date:
2017-11-15
Acceptance date:
2017-05-20
ISSN:
0069-1399
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pubs:689688
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uri:a05c3997-0163-4748-9838-7b6473c70719
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