Koch (John Thomas)

Koch (John T.) (ed.), Rittmueller (Jean) (ed.): Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium: Volume II, 1982 / edited by John T. Koch and Jean Rittmueller.
Cambridge, MA: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 1982. iv + 274 pp.
Rev. by
Brian Ó Cuív, in Celtica 18 (1986), pp. 221-222.
Koch (John T.) (ed.), Rittmueller (Jean) (ed.): Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium: Volume III, 1983 / edited by John T. Koch and Jean Rittmueller.
Cambridge: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 1983. vii + 273 pp.
Koch (John T.): Movement and emphasis in the Gaulish sentence.
In BBCS 32 (1985), pp. 1–37.
Koch (John T.): New thoughts on Albion, Iernē, and the Pretanic Isles.
In PHCC 6 (1986), pp. 1–28.
Discusses the following Old and Middle Irish toponyms and ethnonyms: Albu, Ériu, Letha, Goídel, Féni.
Koch (John T.): Welsh window on the Iron Age: Manawydan, Mandubracios.
In CMCS 14 (Winter 1987), pp. 17–52.
Includes a comparison between ideas of sacral kingship expressed in Irish texts and the Mabinogion.
Koch (John T.): Prosody and the Old Celtic verbal complex.
In Ériu 38 (1987), pp. 143–176.
A: Anomalous sandhi gemination and the Proto-Celtic accent; B: The absolute and conjunct verbal endings; Appendix: Some objections to earlier explanations.
Koch (John T.): Neo-Brittonic voiceless apirants from old Celtic geminates.
In Ériu 40 (1989), pp. 119–128.
Koch (John T.): Thoughts on Celtic philology and philologists.
In CLS 27/1 (1990), pp. 31–36.
Koch (John T.): *Cothairche, Esposito’s theory, and Neo-Celtic lenition.
In Britain 400–600 (1990), pp. 179–202.
Koch (John T.): Ériu, Alba and Letha: when was a language ancestral to Gaelic first spoken in Ireland?
In Emania 9 (1991), pp. 17–27.
Koch (John T.): Further to tongu do día toinges mo thúath, etc.
In ÉtC 29 (1992), pp. 249–261.
Argues in favour of a Common Celtic origin for this Old Irish formula.
Koch (John T.): ‘Gallo-Brittonic’ vs. ‘Insular Celtic’: the inter-relationships of the Celtic languages revisited.
Koch (John T.): Windows on the Iron Age: 1964–1994.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 229–237.
A reappraisal of K. H. Jackson, The oldest Irish tradition: a window to the Iron Age (Cambridge, 1964) [BILL 4927].
Carey (John) (ed.), Koch (John T.) (ed.): The Celtic heroic age: literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland and Wales / edited by John T. Koch in collaboration with John Carey.
CSP, 1. Malden, MA: Celtic studies publications, 1994. xi + 396 pp.
2nd ed. 1995.
3rd ed. 2000.
4th ed., rev. and exp. 2003.

Part II: Early Irish and Hiberno-Latin sources [a selection of texts, presented in English translation].

§§ 46-53. Early Irish dynastic poetry [§ 46. Mess-Telmann; § 47. Bressual Beolïach; § 48. Nidu dír dermait; § 49. Núadu Necht; § 50. Móen óen; § 51. Mára galgata; § 52. Lug scéith; § 53. Eochu art ara·chridethar cathrai].

§§ 54-67. Tales from the Ulster Cycle [§ 54. Co(i)mpert Conchobuir [maic Nessa]; §55. An anecdote about Athairne in Bretha Nemed; § 56. Athairne’s greediness [cf. ZCP 12.398ff]; § 57. Athairne and Amairgen; Cú Chulainn and Senbecc: § 58. Version A [cf. RC 6.182ff], § 59. Version B [cf. Ériu 13.26ff]; § 60. Cú Chulainn and Fedelm; § 61. Scéla Muicce Meic Dá Thó; §62. Fled Bricrenn; § 63. Mesca Ulad; § 64. Echtrae Nera; § 65. The Death of Lóegaire Buadach; § 66. The Death of Fergus mac Roich; §67. The death of Cú Chulainn].

§§ 68-72. Mythological tales of pre-Christian kings [§ 68. The origin of Dowth; § 69. De gabáil in tsída; § 70. Tochmarc Étaíne; § 71. Togail bruidne Da Derga; § 72. Echtra Chorbmaic uí Chuinn].

§ 73. Wisdom literature: Audacht Morainn.

§§ 74-77. From the Finn Cycle [§ 74. The boyhood deeds of Finn; § 75-77. Severed heads at feasts].

§ 78. Echtra Mac nEchach [Muigmedóin].

§§ 79-80. Patrician texts from the Book of Armagh (excerpts) [§ 79. From Muirchú's Life of Patrick; § 80. From Tírechán’s account of Patrick’s churches].

§§ 81-82. The Death Diarmait mac Cerbaill.

§§ 83-86. Tales of Mongán [§ 83. Compert Mongáin; § 84. Scéal asa mberar combad hé Find mac Cumaill Mongán 7 aní día fil Aided Fothaid Airgdig a scél so sís; § 85. Tucait baile Mongán inso; § 86. The conversation of Colum Cille and the youth at Carn Eolairg].

§ 87. The first utterance of Aí son of Ollam [= Cetlabrai Ai meic Ollaman, cf. ZCP 20.193ff].

§ 88. Scél Tuáin meic Chairill.

§ 89. Lebor Gabála Érenn (First recension).

§ 90. From Giraldus Cambrensis’ Topographia Hibernie.

Koch (John T.): The conversion and the transition from Primitive to Old Irish c. 367-c. 637.
In Emania 13 (1995), pp. 39–50.
Koch (John T.): A swallowed onomastic tale in Cath Maige Mucrama?
In Ildánach ildírech [Fs. Mac Cana] (1999), pp. 63–80.
Carey (John) (ed.), Koch (John T.) (ed.), Lambert (Pierre-Yves) (ed.): Ildánach ildírech: a festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana / edited by John Carey, John T. Koch, and Pierre-Yves Lambert.
CSP, 4. Andover, MA: Celtic studies publications, 1999. xvii + 312 pp.
Rev. by
Sharon Arbuthnot, in CMCS 43 (Summer, 2002), pp. 96-99.
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 35 (2003), pp. 396-401.
Séamus Mac Mathúna, in ZCP 55 (2006), pp. 231-240.
Mac Cana (Proinsias) (hon.)
Koch (John T.): On the origin of the Old Irish terms Goídil and Goídelc.
In ACCS 1 (2000), pp. 3–16.
Koch (John T.): Fled Bricrenn's significance within the broader Celtic context.
In Reassessments on Fled Bricrenn (2000), pp. 15–39.
Forsyth (Katherine): Evidence of a lost Pictish source in the Historia regum Anglorum of Symeon of Durham.
In Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland [M. O. Anderson essays] (2000), pp. 19–34.
In Appendix: Ovania and /wu-/, /wo-/ < Celtic /wo-/, /we-/ (, /wi-/) in Pictish, by John T. Koch.
Koch (John T.) (app. auth.)
Koch (John T.): Celts, Britons and Gaels: names, peoples and identities.
In THSC-NS 9 (2003), pp. 41–56.
Koch (John T.): Some thoughts on ethnic identity, cultural pluralism, and the future of Celtic studies.
In 11th ICCS, Cork 1999 (2003), pp. 75–92.
Koch (John T.): The early chronology for St. Patrick (c. 351–c. 428): some new ideas and possibilities.
In Celtic hagiography (2003), pp. 102–122.
Holley (Anne) (comp.), Clancy (Thomas Owen) (ed.), Hellmuth (Petra S.) (ed.), Koch (John T.) (ed.), Löffler (Marion) (ed.), Howells (Glenys) (assist. ed.), Hughes (Marian Beech) (assist. ed.), Minard (Antone) (assist. ed.): Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia / John T. Koch, editor; Marion Löffler, managing editor; Marian Beech Hughes, assistant editor; Glenys Howells, assistant editor; Anne Holley, bibliographer; Petra S. Hellmuth, contributing editor (Ireland and Scotland); Thomas Owen Clancy, contributing editor (Scotland); Antone Minard, editorial assistant.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006.
5 vols.

Rev. by
Karl Horst Schmidt, in ZCP 56 (2008), pp. 173-174.
Graham R. Isaac, in StC 43 (2009), pp. 236-238.
Peter H. Sezzi, in Reference & user services quarterly 46/2 (Winter, 2006), pp. 83-84.

Concise updated version: The Celts: history, life, and culture / John T. Koch, general editor; Antone Minard, editor. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012. lxi + 898 pp (in 2 vols.).
Koch (John T.): An atlas for Celtic studies: archaeology and names in ancient Europe and early medieval Ireland, Britain, and Brittany / John T. Koch; in collaboration with Raimund Karl, Antone Minard, Simon Ó Faoláin.
Oxford: Oxbow, 2007. viii + 215 pp.
Rev. by
Thomas O’Loughlin, in History Ireland, 16/3 (May - Jun., 2008), pp. 60-61.
Gregory Toner, in Ainm 11 (2012), pp. 131-133.
Stefan Zimmer, in ZCP 57 (2009-2010), pp. 227-229.
Koch (John T.): On Celts calling themselves ‘Celts’ and related questions.
In StC 43 (2009), pp. 73–86.