Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

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Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512
Bodleian Library
Also known as Ancient Irish Deeds and Writings, Chiefly Relating to Landed Property, from the Twelfth to the Seventeenth Century, with Translations, Notes, and a Preliminary Essay
Date 15th — 16th century AD
Place of origin Ireland
Language(s) Early Modern Irish
Material vellum

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B. 512 is an Irish vellum manuscript in quarto, numbering 154 folios and written in double columns by multiple scribes in the course of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The compilation presents a diverse range of medieval texts in verse and in prose, some of which are in Latin, while the vast majority is written in the Irish language. It is a composite manuscript, consisting of five portions which were originally distinct volumes: I (fos. 101-22, 1-36, 45-52), II (fos. 53-75), III (fos. 75B-100, 37-44), IV (fos. 123-44) and V (fos. 145-54).[1]



  1. ^ MsOmit.
  2. ^ Kuno Meyer, "Zwiegespräch zwischen Mac Liac und Irard Mac Coisse." ZCP 8: 218-22, 559-60.

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Stokes, Whitley. The Tripartite Life of St. Patrick. London, 1887.

Further reading[edit]

  • Best, R.I. "Notes on Rawlinson B. 512." ZCP 17 (1928): 389-402.
  • Meyer, Kuno (ed.). Hibernica Minora. Anecdota Oxoniensia. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894. Supplement (pp. ) to Stokes' description.
  • Ó Cuív, Brian. Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries. Part I. Dublin, 2001. No. 38, pp. 223–54.

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