Bibliography — Classification Index

K 1.2: Christianity: History, Institutions: Monasticism

Etchingham (Colmán) (ed.): The idea of monastic austerity in early Ireland.
In Luxury and austerity (1999), pp. 14–29.
Bitel (Lisa M.): Women’s monastic enclosures in early Ireland: a study of female spirituality and male monastic mentalities.
In JMH 12 (1986), pp. 15–36.
Smyth (Alfred P.): The golden age of early Irish monasticism: myth or historical reality?
In Christianity in Ireland (2002), pp. 21–29.
Vogt (Hermann J.): Zur Spiritualität des frühen irischen Mönchtums.
In Die Iren und Europa (1982), pp. 26–51.
Sanderlin (Sarah): The monastery of Lismore, a.d. 638-1111.
In Waterford: history & society (1992), pp. 27–48.
Bowen (E. G.): The geography of early monasticism in Ireland.
In StC 7 (1972), pp. 30–44.
Firey (Abigail): Cross-examining the witness: recent research in Celtic monastic history.
In Monastic studies 14 (1983), pp. 31–49.
Jennings (Andrew): Iona and the Vikings: survival and continuity.
In Northern studies 33 (1998), pp. 37–54.
Bradley (John): The monastic town of Clonmacnoise.
In Clonmacnoise studies 1 (1998), pp. 42–55.
O’Loughlin (Thomas): Monasteries and manuscripts: the transmission of Latin learning in early medieval Ireland.
Hurley (Vincent): Additions to Map of monastic Ireland: the South-West.
In JCHAS 85 (1980), pp. 52–65.
ad BILL 7662 (list of 20 additional sites).
Doherty (Charles): The monastic town in Ireland.
Maddox (Melanie C.): Early Irish monasteries and their dynastic connections.
In SCF 4 (2007), pp. 63–74.
Johnston (Elva): Timahoe and the Loígse: monasticism.
In Laois history and society (1999), pp. 63–88.
Nees (Lawrence): The colophon drawing in the Book of Mulling: a supposed Irish monastery plan and the tradition of terminal illustration in early Medieval manuscripts.
In CMCS 5 (Summer, 1983), pp. 67–91.
Suggests that the colophon drawing in MS TCD 60 (reproduction included) derives from Carolingian manuscript illumination rather than a plan of an Irish monastery. Incl. plts.
Mac Shamhráin (A. S.): Prosopographica Glindelachensis: the monastic church of Glendalough and its community sixth to thirteenth centuries.
In JRSAI 119 (1989), pp. 79–97.
Hamlin (Ann): The early church in Tyrone to the twelfth century.
In Tyrone history and society (2000), pp. 85–126.
MacGinty (Gerard): The influence of the desert fathers on early Irish monasticism.
In Monastic studies 14 (1983), pp. 85–91.
Mac Shamhráin (Ailbhe): The ‘Monasticon Hibernicum’ project: the diocese of Dublin.
In Medieval Dublin 6 (2005), pp. 114–143.
Byrne (Francis John): Derrynavlan: the historical context.
In JRSAI 110 (1980), pp. 116–126.
Haarländer (Stephanie): Innumerabiles populi de utroque sexu confluentes […]: Klöster für Männer un Frauen im frühmittelalterlichen Irland.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Princeps and principatus in the early Irish Church: a reassessment.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 146–160.
On the meaning and use of the terms princeps/airchinnech, episcopus/epscop, abbas/abb in Hiberno-Latin literature, as well as their frequency in Irish annals.
Doherty (Charles): Cluain Dolcáin: a brief note.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 182–188.
A collection of early references to the monastery of Cluain Dolcáin.
Galloni (Paolo): Storia e scienze cognitive, prove tecniche di collaborazione: un’indagine cognitiva su alcuni aspetti del monachesimo celtico.
In SC 8 (2010), pp. 189–229.
Clancy (Thomas Owen): Diarmait sapientissimus: the career of Diarmait, dalta Daigre, Abbot of Iona.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 215–232.
Includes a suggestion this may be the Diarmait scribe of the Milan glosses.
Ó Floinn (Raghnall): Clonmacnoise: art and patronage in the Early Medieval period.
In From the isles of the North (1995), pp. 251–260.
Ó Clabaigh (Colmán): The hermits and anchorites of medieval Dublin.
In Medieval Dublin 10 (2010), pp. 267–286.
García Vivas (Gustavo Alberto): El monacato irlandés y su desarrollo insular y continental entre los siglos V y IX: un estado de la cuestión.
In EstudEcles 73 (1998), pp. 307–321.
Ritari (Katja): “Pilgrims in the world” : monastic life as quest for heaven in early medieval Ireland.
In Pilgrimage of life (2010), pp. 336–345.
Moreno Martín (Francisco J.): ¿Insularidad o peregrinatio? La realidad material del primitivo monacato irlandés.
In Monasteria et territoria (2007), pp. 379–397.
Earley (Joseph E.), Ó Seaneacháin (Diarmuid): The medieval island church in Lough Garadice.
In Breifne 13/50 (2015), pp. 439–469.
On the ecclesiastical site on Church Island in Garadice Lough, Co. Leitrim.
McCarthy (Bernadette): Living as a monk in early medieval Ireland: an archaeological perspective.
Smyth (Alfred P.): Celtic Leinster: towards an historical geography of early Irish civilization A.D. 500–1600.
Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. xvi + 197 pp. illus., plts., maps, geneal. tbls.
With an Historical atlas (16 pls). Appendix: Adomnán, king Aldfrith, and the home of the Book of Durrow.

Rev. by
K. W. Nicholls, in Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 535-558.
Patrick Wormald, in The Scottish historical review 60/2 (Oct., 1981), pp. 162-163.
Manning (Conleth): Early Irish monasteries.
Dublin: Country House, 1995. 48 pp.
Rev. by
Henry A. Jefferies, in SAM 17/2 (1998), p. 221.
Thom (Catherine): Early Irish monasticism: an understanding of its cultural roots.
London: T & T Clark, 2006. xxix + 226 pp.
Ryan (John): Irish monasticism: origins and early development.
Shannon: Irish University Press, 1972. xv + 492 pp.
2nd ed. [photolithogr. facs. of 1st ed. Dublin 1931], with new introduction and bibliography (repr. 1986).

Repr. Dublin: Four Courts, 1992.

Rev. by
Lisa Bitel, in Peritia 9 (1995), pp. 412-415.
Patrick J. Campbell, in SAM 15/1 (1992), pp. 330-331.

Bitel (Lisa M.): Isle of the saints: monastic settlement and Christian community in early Ireland.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990. xvi + 269 pp.
Rev. by
John Carey, in Speculum 67/3 (Jul., 1992), pp. 631-633.
David N. Dumville, in Peritia 9 (1995), pp. 397-401.
Lacey (Brian): Medieval and monastic Derry: sixth century to 1600.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2013. x + 166 pp.
Mac Shamhráin (Ailbhe Séamus): Church and polity in pre-Norman Ireland: the case of Glendalough.
MM, 7. Maynooth: An Sagart, 1996. xxv + 274 pp. maps. plts. (Maynooth monographs, 7).
Rev. by
Dauvit Broun, in CMCS 38 (Winter, 1999), pp. 97-99.
Kehnel (Annette): Clonmacnois. The Church and lands of St. Ciarán: change and continuity in an Irish monastic foundation (6th to 16th century).
Vita regularis, 8. Münster: Lit, 1997. x + 347 pp. (Vita regularis: Ordnungen und Deutungen religiösen Lebens im Mittelalter; Abhandlungen, 8).