Studies on the Book of Deer

Katherine Forsyth, editor

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-569-1
March 2008. 536pp; colour ills.


The biblical text of the Book of Deer: evidence for the remains of a division system from its manuscript ancestry
APPENDIX: A concordance of the display initials of the Book of Deer with the Ammonian sections / Eusebian canons
Thomas O’Loughlin

Understanding the figurative style and decorative programme of the Book of Deer
Isabel Henderson

The sick and the dying in the Book of Deer
APPENDIX: Four rites compared
Gilbert Márkus

The Book of Deer after c.1150
APPENDIX: Unpublished writings by Henry Bradshaw concerning the Book of Deer
Patrick Zutshi


The property records: Diplomatic Edition including accents
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

The property records: text and translation
Katherine Forsyth, Dauvit Broun & Thomas Clancy

On the possible functions of the accents in the Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer
APPENDIX: Statistical analysis by Heidi Ann Lazar-Meyn
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

The Scotticisation of Gaelic: a reassessment of the language and orthography of the Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

The toponymic landscape of the Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer
APPENDIX: Early forms of place-names discussed in the text
Simon Taylor

The syntax of the place-names
Richard Cox (Sabhal Mór Ostaig)

The property records in the Book of Deer as a source for early Scottish society
Dauvit Broun


Deer and the early church in North-Eastern Scotland
Thomas Clancy

The stones of Deer
Katherine Forsyth

The Cistercian abbey of Deer
APPENDIX: Old Deer parish church
Richard Fawcett

Deer and its abbots in the late Middle Ages
Mark Dilworth OSB