A handlist of early medieval manuscripts (before c. AD 1000) relevant to the study of Irish book culture.

Browse category: Origin: Insular, poss. Ireland

12 manuscripts.

City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Provenance Images
DublinTrinity College57 (A.IV.5) (Book of Durrow)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Insular majusculeVII²Northumbria (Irish tradition)Durrow, OffalyLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DublinTrinity College58 (A.I.6) (Book of Kells)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Irish majusculeVIII²Northumbrian traditionLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DurhamCathedral LibraryA.II.10 (ff 2–5, 338, 339)
+ 2 other units
Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 14–18, 22–25, 27–28; Mc 1–6, 8–14)Insular majusculeVII medNorthumbria (Irish tradition)Embedded IIIF images available
DurhamCathedral LibraryA.II.16 (ff 24–33, 87–101)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 23.3–28.14, Lc 16.15–24)Insular majusculeVIIINorthumbria (Irish tradition)Embedded IIIF images available
DurhamCathedral LibraryA.II.17 (ff 2-102) (Durham Gospels)
+ 1 other unit
Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 25.35–fin., Mc, Lc 1–8, 12–22, Io 1–29)Insular majusculeVIIINorthumbria (Irish tradition) or Ireland
KuesHospitalbibliothek171 (formerly binding)Iuvencus, Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor (2.289–344, 562–616)Insular majusculeVII exIreland (poss. Northumbria)
LichfieldCathedral libraryI (St Chad Gospels (L))Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc 1–3.9)Insular majusculeVIII¹Wales (Irish tradition)Link to images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9488 (ff 3–4)Sacramentarium (fragm.)Insular majusculeVIIIIreland or N EnglandLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10399 (ff 35–36) + Lat. 9528 (fol. 201)Computistica (Dionysius Exiguus, Tabula Paschalis; Anatolius, Canon Paschalis); Augustinus, De Genesi ad Literam (2.14); Gaudentius, Tractatus I in ExodumMixed Anglo-Saxon majuscule and minusculeVIIIEngland? Ireland? Echternach?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Saint-OmerBibliothèque municipale342 bis (fol. B)Glossae super AmosInsular majuscule and Insular minusculeVII–VIIIIreland or WalesSt-BertinLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaPal. Lat. 68Glossa in Psalmos (39–151)Anglo-Saxon minusculeVIIIEngland? (poss. Ireland?)Germany, prob. LorschLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaPal. Lat. 235 (ff 4–29)Paulinus Nolanus, CarminaInsular minusculeVIII exIreland or NorthumbriaLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available

Manuscript dates (approx.) for this list

50060070080090010000123452 MSS2 MSS1 MSS5 MSS2 MSS

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Origin: Ireland Origin: Insular, poss. Ireland (Origin: Continent)
Irish script Irish exemplar Known Irish scribe
Insular script, poss. Irish Insular exemplar, poss. Irish
Hiberno-Latin text Irish-language content
Pádraic Moran, MIrA: Manuscripts with Irish Associations, draft version (2021) <www.mira.ie/index.php?cat=or-ins> [accessed 27 June 2022]