The Antiphonary of Bangor
An Early Irish Manuscript in the Ambrosian Library at Milan

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 • Volume 1 of 2: Facsimile, transcription, introduction •  9781870252744

This quarto volume presents collotypes with facing transcription of Milan, Ambrosian Library, MS C.5.inf. This work, christened an antiphonary by Muratori largely for want of a better term, is traceable to the monastery of Bangor 680-691. Although its nature and purpose have been disputed, its antiquity among Irish liturgical MSS gives it the greatest interest, and it represents an important landmark in Insular calligraphy. Bangor was destroyed in 824, and at some point thereafter the MS was carried to Bobbio. With omissions it had been published by Muratori, and taken up by Migne in PL 72, 579-606.

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