NÍ URDAIL, M.: The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu

NÍ URDAIL, M.: The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu Besprechungen und Anzeigen MEIDBHÍN NÍ URDAIL, The Scribe in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Ireland: Motivations and Milieu. Nodus Publikationen, 2000. 320 pp., with 28 pp. of manuscript reproductions in the Appendix and 2 pp. of maps. [Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, vol. 3]. ISBN 3-89323-613-9; ISSN 1431-3049. This is a most welcome publication and comes at an appropriate point in Irish studies. The vast bulk of modern Irish manuscripts have now been catalogued though it is to be regretted that the pace of publication in the case of a few collections is so slow. In addition to the publication of catalogues, complete with indexes, most collections have been made available in microfilm. We owe that initiative to NUI Cork. I took a personal interest in cataloguing when I returned to academic studies over forty years ago; of the Maynooth collection a catalogue of only ten Murphy manuscripts had been published (Paul Walsh 1943). In the midst of other duties I managed to catalogue the whole collection, about 350 in all. I followed the style set by T. F. O'Rahilly in the RIA catalogue, with some minor changes, but in my native language. At the time I was engaged http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie (ZcP) de Gruyter

NÍ URDAIL, M.: The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu

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de Gruyter
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© Max Niemeyer Verlag GmbH, Tübingen 2003
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BESPRECHUNGEN UND ANZEIGEN
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0084-5302
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10.1515/ZCPH.2003.304
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Besprechungen und Anzeigen MEIDBHÍN NÍ URDAIL, The Scribe in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Ireland: Motivations and Milieu. Nodus Publikationen, 2000. 320 pp., with 28 pp. of manuscript reproductions in the Appendix and 2 pp. of maps. [Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, vol. 3]. ISBN 3-89323-613-9; ISSN 1431-3049. This is a most welcome publication and comes at an appropriate point in Irish studies. The vast bulk of modern Irish manuscripts have now been catalogued though it is to be regretted that the pace of publication in the case of a few collections is so slow. In addition to the publication of catalogues, complete with indexes, most collections have been made available in microfilm. We owe that initiative to NUI Cork. I took a personal interest in cataloguing when I returned to academic studies over forty years ago; of the Maynooth collection a catalogue of only ten Murphy manuscripts had been published (Paul Walsh 1943). In the midst of other duties I managed to catalogue the whole collection, about 350 in all. I followed the style set by T. F. O'Rahilly in the RIA catalogue, with some minor changes, but in my native language. At the time I was engaged

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Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie (ZcP)de Gruyter

Published: Apr 30, 2003

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