Talk:Book of Armagh

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I agree that my opening paragraph is somewhat inelegant, and could be improved. However, I feel that the formulation "Book of Armagh (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 52)" should remain. Common names for manuscripts are akin to common names for birds (and other organisms). A single manuscript can have many names, and the same name can be applied to more than one manuscript. The formulation of (City, Institution, Catalog Info) is an agreed format used by scholars to specify exactly which manuscript is being discussed. It in essence act the same way that Genus species does in biology. (Note that every institution has different cataloging systems and the catalog Info follows each institutions system.)David Stapleton 16:13, Oct 30, 2003 (UTC)

As you wish. However, you may find that other users will repeat what I did. As a rule, Wikipedia does not adhere to scholarly standards, except for very specific cases, such as plant botanies (see for example Daisy), and you may find it hard to "impose" them here. I suggest that if it is important to you, that you move the scholarly listing to the bottom of the article, in such a way:
===Reference===
Book of Armagh (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 52)
and people will probably be less likely to touch it. -- Viajero 16:54, 30 Oct 2003 (UTC)


Not sure if (or how) this should be added, but the MacMoyre name is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic Mac an Mhoir ("son of the keeper"), which is also Anglicized as Weir. This is also where the town name of Ballymoyer came from (Bhaile an Mhoir, "town of the keeper"). The Dark 03:31, 2 February 2006 (UTC)