Music and the stars

Mathematics in medieval Ireland


Mary Kelly & Charles Doherty, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-392-3
November 2013. 288pp; colour ills.

Foreword by Rachel Moss, President RSAI

Preface by Mary Kelly

Introduction by Charles Doherty, former President RSAI

Saints, scholars and science in early medieval Ireland
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Boethius in early Ireland: five centuries of study in the sciences
Pádraig P. Ó Néill

Seventh-century Ireland: the cradle of medieval science?
Immo Warntjes

From observation to scientific speculation in seventh-century Ireland
Marina Smyth

Cummian’s letter: science and heresy in seventh-century Ireland
Maura Walsh

Music and the stars in early Irish composition
David Howlett

When art was informed by mathematics
Robert D. Stevick

Music and the stars in Cashel, Bolton Library, MS I
Charles Burnett

The heavens, earth and imagined islands: an introduction to the medieval medical and astronomical resources of the Royal Irish Academy Library
Siobhán Fitzpatrick

Clocks and guns: observations on medieval science and technology
Howard Clarke

Music and the stars: the model for the present!
Anthony Harvey