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Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote

by  Ruairí Ó hUiginn
€ 55.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

November 2018


Number of pages: 400

ISBN: 978-1-908997-56-2


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Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote looks afresh at some of the questions relating to the background and contents of the Book of Ballymote, one of the most extensive and most lavishly illuminated Irish manuscripts we have from the Late Middle Ages. The manuscript contains a vast array of prose and verse texts in Irish, including a copy of the imposing Leabhar Gabhála Éireann—the origin legend of the Irish, and a very small amount of material in Latin. The book, which is the second in the Royal Irish Academy’s Codices Hibernenses Eximii series, presents revised versions of contributions to a conference on the manuscript by Elizabeth Boyle, Bernadette Cunningham, Elizabeth Duncan, Raymond Gillespie, Deborah Hayden, Uáitéar Mac Gearailt, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Pádraig Ó Macháin, Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Karen Ralph.

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About the authors

Ruairí Ó hUiginn

Ruairí Ó hUiginn MRIA is Senior Professor, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Professor Ó hUiginn received his doctorate from Queen's University, Belfast. He is the editor of Codices Hibernenses Eximii I: Lebor na hUidre (2015), Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote (2018) and Codices Hibernenses Eximii III: Book of Uí Mhaine (2023).