Folio 3v from the Book of Kells, a man holding a book
Fol. 3v from the Book of Kells

Additional reading and databank

If you are interested in reading more about the Book of Kells and related topics we recommend the following books.

Bernard Meehan, The Book of Kells: Official guide (London, 2017)

Bernard Meehan, The Book of Kells (London, 2012)

Christopher de Hamel, Meeting with remarkable manuscripts (London, 2016)

There are a large number of more specialised works on different aspects of the manuscript published in books and journals that may only be available to in consult in libraries.


Alton, Ernest H., Meyer, Peter and Simms, George O., The Book of Kells: evangelorum quattuor codex ceannensis (Berne, 1950-51)

Alton, Ernest H., ‘Introduction’ in Alton, Ernest H., Meyer, Peter and Simms, George O., The Book of Kells: evangelorum quattuor codex ceannensis (Berne, 1950-51)

Ambrose, Kirk, ‘The Sense of Sight in the Book of Kells’, Source: Notes in the History of Art, 27.1 (2007), 1-9

Bannerman, John, ‘“Comarba Coluim Chille” and the relics of Columba’, Innes Review, 44 (1993), 14–47

Barbet-Massin, Dominique, L’enluminirure et le Sacré: Irlande et Grande-Bretagne viie-viiie siècles (Paris, 2013)

Barone, Roseangela, ‘Suggestoni del codice mediovale ‘”Book of Kells”’, Pasculli Ferrara, Domenica (ed), Per la storia dell’arte in Italia e in Europa: studi in onore di Luisa Mortari (Rome, 2004), pp 427-32

Batlle, J., with introduction by D. Brown, ‘The Tools of Angels. Unfurling the Secrets of Spirals in the Book of Kells’, The Edge. Journal of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, 12:5 (Summer 2007), 14–17

Bellazzecca, Enrico, ‘Il concetto di Eucarestia e la traduzione in termini visivi nel Libro di Kells ‘ Notizie da Palazzo Albani, 36/37 (2007/08), 5-29

Bioletti, S., R. Leahy, J. Fields, B. Meehan and W. Blau, ‘The Examination of the Book of Kells using Micro-Raman spectroscopy’, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 40 (2009), 1043–49

Bioletti, Susie, ‘A fresh look at the pigments used on the Book of Kells’ in Vaughan, W.E. (ed.), The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin 1712-2012 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2013), 28-32

Bourke, Cormac, ‘The Book of Kells: new light on the Temptation scene’ in Hourihane, Colum, (ed.), From Ireland coming: Irish art from the early Christian to the late Gothic period and its European context (Index of Christian Art, Occasional Papers, 4) (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), 49-59

Bourke, Cormac, ‘The work of angels?’, Innes Review, 50 (1999), 76-9

Brown, Michelle P., Echoes : the Book of Kells and southern English manuscript production O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells: proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 333-343

Brown, Peter, The Book of Kells (London, 1980)

Brown, T.J., ‘Northumbria and the Book of Kells’, in Anon., Bede and his world : the Jarrow lectures. Vol. 1 : 1958-1978; Vol. 2 : 1979-1993; with a preface by Michael Lapidge. 2 vols. (Aldershot: Variorum, 1994), pp 285-319

Burckhardt, Titus, ‘Considérations sur un évangélaire Irlandais : le livre de Kells’, Scriptorium, 3 (1949), pp 155-158

Cains, Anthony, ‘The surface examinations of skin : a binder’s note on the identification of animal species used in the making of parchment’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 172-174

Casey, Denis, ‘Tigernán Ua Ruairc and the Book of Kells’ in Simms, Katharine (ed.), Gaelic Ireland (c. 600 – c. 1700) : politics, culture and landscapes. Studies for the ‘Irish Chiefs’ Prize (Dublin : Wordwell, 2013), pp 3-10

Casey, Denis, ‘How many cows did it take to make the Book of Kells?’in Moss, Rachel, O’Mahony, Felicity and Maxwell, Jane (eds), An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond (Dublin, 2017), pp76-85

Clancy, Thomas Owen, ‘Iona v. Kells : succession, jurisdiction and politics in the Columban Familia in the later tenth century’ in Edmonds, Fiona, and Paul Russell (ed.), Tome: studies in medieval Celtic history and law. Studies in Celtic History, 31 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011), pp 89-102

Cronin, James, ‘The evangelist symbols as pictorial exegesis’, in Bourke, Cormac (ed.), From the isles of the north: Early medieval art in Ireland and Britain. Proceedings of the third International Conference on Insular Art held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7-11 April 1994 (Belfast: HMSO, 1995), pp 111-18

De Hamel, Christopher, ‘The Book of Kells’ in Meeting with remarkable manuscripts (London, 2016), pp96-139

De Paor, Liam, ‘The world of the Book of Kells’ in De Paor, Liam, Ireland and early Europe: Essays and occasional writings on art and culture (Dublin: Four Courts, 1997), pp 147-59

Doherty, B., A. Daveri, C. Clementi, A. Romani, S. Bioletti, B. Brunetti, A. Sgamellotti and C. Milliani, ‘The Book of Kells: A Non-invasive MOLAB Investigation by Complementary Spectroscopic Techniques’, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 115 (2013), 330-36

Dooley, Ann, ‘Re-drawing the Bounds: Marginal Illustrations and Interpretative Strategies in the Book of Kells’, Bremmer, Rolf Henrick and Keefer, Sarah Larratt, Signs on the edge: space, text and margin in medieval manuscripts (Paris, 2007), pp 9-24

Doyle, Denise, ‘Imagery as exegesis in the Book of Kells’, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, 4 (2008)

Doyle, Denise, Ancient symbolism and theological geography : the image of the enthroned Christ in the Book of Kells’ Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 3 (2007)

Doyle, Denise, Threshold to the gospels : the carpet page in the Book of Kells’,, 1 (2005)

Dublin, George, ‘The Doublet readings in the Book of Kells’, Hermathena, 94 (1960), 103-6

Dwyer, B.W., ‘Celtic-Irish monasticism and early insular illuminated manuscripts’, Journal of Religious History, 15 (1989), pp 425-335

Eisenlohr, Erika, ‘The puzzle of the scribes : some palaeographical observation’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 196-208

Endres, William, ‘”O Lord make haste to help me”: prayer and imagery atop canon table II in the Book of Kells’ in Moss, Rachel, O’Mahony, Felicity and Maxwell, Jane (eds), An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond (Dublin, 2017), pp 213-230

Euw, Anton von, ‘Von Geist und Kunst der alten Iren: Book of Kells und Codex Lindisfarnensis’ Beuckers, Klaus Gereon, Jobst, Christoph, Westphal, Stephanie (eds), Buchschätze des Mittelalters: Forschungsrückblicke ; Forschungsperspektiven ; Beiträge zum Kolloquium des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel vom 24. bis zum 26. April 2009 (Regensburg, 2011), pp 13-25

Farr, Carol A. ‘Bis per chorum hint et inde : The “Virgin and Child with Angels” in the Book of Kells’ in Minnis, Alastair J.; Roberts, Jane, 1936- (ed.), Text, image, interpretation : studies in Anglo-Saxon literature and its insular context in honour of Éamonn Ó Carragáin (Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 18) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), pp 117-34

Farr, Carol A., ‘Commas and Columba, power and Patrick : restating the archaic in the Book of Kells’ Duggan, Anne J., Greatrex, Joan, Bolton, Brenda (ed.), Omnia disce : medieval studies in memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P. (Church, faith, and culture in the Medieval West) (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), 129-54

Farr, Carol A., ‘Liturgical influences on the decoration of the Book of Kells’ in Karkov, Catherine E., Farrell, Robert T. (ed.), Studies in insular art and archaeology (Oxford & Ohio: American early medieval studies and the Miami University School of fine Art, 1991), pp 127-141

Farr, Carol A., ‘Textual structure, decoration, and interpretive images in the Book of Kells’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 437-449

Farr, Carol A., ‘The Celtic Hero and the “Arrest” Scene in the Book of Kells’ in Ridyard, Susan and Benson, Robert (eds) Minorities and Barbarians in Medieval Life and Thought (Sewanee, 1996), pp 235ff

Farr, Carol A., The Book of Kells : its function and audience (London and Toronto, 1997)

Farr, Carol, ‘History and mnemonic in insular gospel book decoration’, in Bourke, Cormac (ed.), From the isles of the north : early medieval art in Ireland and Britain : proceedings of the third International Conference on Insular Art held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7-11 April 1994 (Belfast: HMSO, 1995), pp 137-45

Farr, Carol A., ‘Cosmological and Eschatological Images in the Book of Kells: Folios 32v and 114r’ in Mullins, Elizabeth and Scully Diarmuid (eds) Listen, O Isles, unto me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in Honour of Jennifer O’Reilly (Cork, 2011), p. 291-301

Fisher, Ian, ‘The monastery of Iona in the eighth century’ , O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 33-47

Fox, P., (ed.), The Book of Kells, MS 58, Trinity College Library Dublin: commentary (Faksimile Verlag Luzern, 1990)

Fox, Peter, The Book of Kells, MS 58, Trinity College, Dublin (Luceren, 1990)

Friend, A.M., ‘The canon tables of the Book of Kells’ in Koehler, Wilhelm R. W. (ed.), Medieval studies in memory of A. Kingsley Porter (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1939), pp 611-666

Fuchs, R. and Oltrogge, Doris, ‘Colour material and painting technique in the Book of Kells’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 133-171

Gwynn, Aubrey, ‘Some notes on the history of the Book of Kells’, Irish Historical Studies, 9 (1954), pp 131-161

Harbison, Peter, ‘High crosses and the Book of Kells’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 266-69

Harbison, Peter, ‘Christ praying on the Mount of Olives – not “the arrest” – in the Book of Kells’, Archaeology Ireland, 25:1 (2011), 9-12

Harbison, Peter, ‘Three miniatures in the Book of Kells’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 85C (1985), pp 181-194

Henderson, George, From Durrow to Kells, the Insular Gospel-books 650–800 (London, 1987)

Henderson, Isabel, ‘Variations on an old theme : panelled zoomorphic ornament on Pictish sculpture at Nigg, Easter Ross, and St. Andrew’s Fife, and in the Book of Kells’ in Karkov, Catherine E., 1956-; Farrell, Robert T.; Ryan, Michael (ed.), The insular tradition (Albany (NY): State University of New York Press, 1997) 143-6

Henderson, Isabel, ‘The Book of Kells and the snake-boss motif on Pictish cross-slabs and the Iona crosses’ in Ryan, Michael (ed.), Ireland and insular art A.D. 500-1200 : proceedings of a conference at University College, Cork, 31 October - 2 November 1985 (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1987), pp 56-65

Henderson, Isabel, ‘Pictish Art and the Book of Kells’ in Whitelock, Dorothy, McKitterick, Rosamond and Dumville, David M., Ireland in Early Medieval Europe. Studies in Memory of Kathleen Hughes (Cambridge, 1992), pp 79-105

Henry, F., The Book of Kells: Reproductions from the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin (London 1974)

Herbert, M., Iona, Kells and Derry (Dublin, 1996).

Herbert, Máire, ‘Charter material from Kells’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 60-77

Herbert, Máire, Iona, Kells and Derry : the history and hagiography of the monastic Familia of Columba (Oxford, 1988)

Higgitt, John, ‘The display script of the Book of Kells and the tradition of insular decorative capitals’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 209-33

Hitchens, M. M., ‘Building on belief : the use of sacred geometry and number theory in the Book of Kells, f.33r’, Parergon, 13:2 (1996), 121-136

Kelly, E.P., ‘The Lough Kinale book shrine : the implications for the manuscripts’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 280-289

Kramer, Johanna, ‘”Ðu eart se weallstan” : Architectural Metaphor and Christological Imagery in the Old English Christ I and the Book of Kells’, in Wright, Charles D.; Biggs, Frederick M.; Hall, Thomas N. (ed.), Source of wisdom : Old English and early medieval Latin studies in honour of Thomas D. Hill (Toronto Old English series, 16) (Toronto (Ont); Buffalo (NY): University of Toronto Press, 2007), pp 90-112

Kuder, Ulrich, ‘Book of Lindisfarne und Book of Kells: Die irisch-angelsächsische Kunst’ in Ohlig, Rudolf and Hogen, Hildegard (eds) Brockhaus - Die Bibliothek. Kunst und Kultur 3: Herrscher und Heilige. Europäisches Mittelalter und die Begegnung von Orient und Okzident (Leipzig, 1997), pp 339-41

Lewis, Suzanne, ‘Sacred calligraphy : the Chi Ro page in the Book of Kells’, Traditio, 36 (1980), pp 139-59

Luce, A.A., ‘The Book of Kells described’, Hermathena, 79-80 (1952), pp 61-74; 12-25

MacGabhann, Donncha, ‘The et-ligature in the Book of Kells: revealing the “calligraphic imagination”’ in Newman, Conor, Manion, Mags and Gavin, Fiona (eds), Islands in a Global Context. Proceedings of the seventh Conference on Insular Art , held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, 16-20 July, 2014 (Dublin, 2017), pp 138-48

Mac Lean, Douglas ‘Scribe as artist, not monk : the canon tables of Ailerán ‘the wise’ and the Book of Kells’ Peritia, xvii/xviii (2003-4), pp 433-470

Mac Lean, Douglas, ‘The Book of Kells and the Northumbrian type of classic drapery’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 310-10

Mac Lean, Douglas, ‘Northumbrian vine-scroll ornament in the Book of Kells’ in Hawkes Jane and Mills, Susan, Northumbria’s Golden Age (Stroud, 1999), pp 178-90

McCarthy, Daniel P., ‘The illustration and text on the Book of Kells, folio 114rv’, Studies in iconography, 35 (2014) 1-38

McNamara, Martin, ‘Irish Gospel texts, Amb.I.61 : Bible texts and date of Kells’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 78-101

Meehan, B., ‘New narrative scenes in the Book of Kells’, in Hawkes, Jane (ed), Making Histories: proceedings of the sixth conference on Insular art (Donington, 2013), pp 242-5

Meehan, B., ‘Decoration and Decorum’, Irish Arts Review 29:4 (2012), pp 116-119

Meehan, B. ‘The text and decoration of the Book of Kells: 179v - 180r’, in Vaughan, W.E. (ed.), The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin 1712-2012 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2013),pp 18-27

Meehan, B., ‘Looking the Devil in the eye : the figure of Satan in the Book of Kells folio 202v’ in Moss, Rachel (ed.), Making and meaning in insular art : proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Insular Art held at Trinity College Dublin, 25-28 August 2005 (TRIARC research studies in Irish art, 1) (Dublin: Four Courts, 2007), pp 268-74

Meehan, B., The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin (London, 1994)

Meehan, B., ‘The Book of Kells and the Corbie Psalter (with a note on Harley 2788)’, in Cassidy, Brendan; Wright, Rosemary Muir (ed.), Studies in the illustration of the Psalter (St Andrews Studies in the History of Art) (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 2000), pp 12-23

Meehan, B., The Book of Kells (London, 2012)

Meehan, Bernard, ‘The Book of Kells and the Corbie Psalter (with a note on Harley 2788)’, in Barnard, Toby Christopher; Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí; Simms, Katharine (ed.), A Miracle of Learning : studies in manuscripts and Irish learning. Essays in honour of William O’Sullivan (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998)

Meehan, Bernard, The division of hands in the Book of Kells’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 183-195

Megaw, R. and V., Celtic Art: From its Beginnings to the Book of Kells (London, 1989)

Merindol, Christian de, ‘De Livre de Kells et du Psautier de Corbie a l’art roman : origine, diffusion et signification du théme des personnages se saisissant a la barbe’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 290-300

Meyer, Peter, Zur Ornamentik des Evalgeliars von Kells, Graphis, 24 (1949), 335-336, 342

Meyer, Peter, ‘Notes on the art and ornament’ in Alton, Ernest H., Meyer, Peter and Simms, George O., The Book of Kells: evangelorum quattuor codex Ceannensis (Berne, 1950-51)

Meyvaert, Paul, ‘The Book of Kells and Iona’, Art Bulletin, 71 (1989), pp 6-18

Mosca, Francesca , ‘Il Libro di Kells e le emblematiche sagome’, Notizie da Palazzo Albani, 33 (2004) p. 15-30

Muir, Bernard James, ‘The genealogy of Christ and the decoration of Folio 188 of the Book of Kells’ in Muir, Bernard James, Reading texts and images : essays on medieval and renaissance art and patronage in honour of Margaret M. Manion (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2002), pp 7-17M

McGurk, Patrick, ‘Two notes on the Book of Kells and its relation to other insular gospel books’, Scriptorium, 9 (1955), pp. 105-107

McGurk, Patrick, ‘The Canon Tables in the Book of Kells’ in Binski, Paul and Noel, William (eds), New Offerings, Ancient Treasures: Studies in Medieval Art for George Henderson (Stroud, 2001), pp 40-60

McGurk, Patrick, ‘An edition of the abbreviated and selective set of Hebrew names found in the Book of Kells’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 102-132

Mussetter, Sally, ‘An animal miniature on the monogram page of the Book of Kells’, Medevalia, 3 (1977), 119-30

Netzer, Nancy, ‘The origin of the beast canon tables reconsidered’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 322-332

Nic Aongusa, Bairbie, ‘The monastic hierarchy in twelfth century Ireland : the case of Kells’, Riocht na Midhe, 8:3 (1990-1), pp 3-20

Nordenfalk, Carl, ‘Another Look at the Book of Kells,’ in ed. F. Piel and J. Traeger, Festschrift Wolfgang Braunfels, (Tubingen: 1977), pp 275-79

Nordenfalk, Carl,’ Katz und Maus und andere Tiere im Book of Kells ‘, Roth, Helmut (ed), Zum Problem der Deutung frühmittelalterlicher Bildinhalte. Akten des 1. Internationalen Kolloquiums in Marburg a. d. Lahn, 15. bis 19. Februar 1983 (Sigmaringen, 1986), 211-19

Ó Carragáin, Éamonn, ‘”Traditio evangeliorum” and “sustantio” : the relevance of liturgical ceremonies to the Book of Kells’, in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 398-436

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, ‘The historical and cultural background of the Book of Kells’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 1-32

O’ Sullivan, William, ‘The palaeological background to the Book of Kells’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 175- 182

O’Mahony, F., (ed.), The Book of Kells. Proceedings of a Conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6–9 September 1992 (Aldershot, 1994)

O’Mahony, Felicity, ‘God is in the Detail: observations on the Book of Kells folios 8r and 130r’ in Moss, Rachel, O’Mahony, Felicity and Maxwell, Jane (eds), An Insular Odyssey: Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond (Dublin, 2017), pp 231-248

O’Neill, T., Columcille: a royal and holy bookman of the sixth century (Bethesda, 2010)

O’Reilly, Jennifer, ‘Exegesis and the Book of Kells : the Lucan genealogy’, in Finan, Thomas; Twomey, Vincent (ed.), Scriptural interpretation in the fathers : letter and spirit (Dublin: Four Courts, 1995), pp 316-355

O’Reilly, Jennifer, ‘Exegesis and the Book of Kells : the Lucan genealogy’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 344-397

O’Reilly, Jennifer, ‘The Book of Kells folio 114r : a mystery revealed yet concealed’ in Spearman, R. Michael; Higgitt, John (ed.), The age of migrating ideas : early medieval art in northern Britain and Ireland - proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on insular art, Scotland, 1991 (Edinburgh & Stroud: National Museums of Scotland & Sutton, 1993) pp 106-14

O’Reilly, Jennifer, ‘The Book of Kells, folio 114’, Ryan, Salvador; Leahy, Brendan (ed.), Treasures of Irish Christianity : people and places, images and texts (Dublin: Veritas, 2012), pp 49-52

O’Reilly, Jennifer, ‘The Book of Kells and two Breton gospel books’ in Laurent, Catherine; Davis, Helen (ed.), Irlande et Bretagne : vingt siècles d’histoire : actes du colloque de Rennes (29-31 mars 1993) (Rennes: Terre de brume, 1994), pp 216-27

O’Sullivan, William, ‘The Book of Kells’ in De Paor, Liam, Great books of Ireland (Dublin: Clonmore & Reynolds, 1967), 14-25

O’Sullivan, William, ‘The donor of the Book of Kells’, Irish Historical Studies, 11 (1958), pp 5-7

Ochsenbein, Peter, Schmuki, Carl and Schmuki, Carl, Irische Buchkenst : die irischen Handschriften der Stiftbibliothek St Gallen und das Faksimile des Book of Kells (St Gallen, 1990)

Picton, Harold, ‘Kells Portraits and Eastern Ornament’ in Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, 73 (1938), 121-22

Powell, Roger, ‘The Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow: Comments on the Vellum, Makeup and other Aspects’ in Scriptorium, 10 (1956), pp. 3-21

Pulliam, H., ‘The Book of Kells: Demarcating the sacred environment’, Cosmos 12 (1996), 393-423

Pulliam, H., ‘”Therefore do I speak to them in parables” : meaning in the margins of the Book of Kells’ Moss, Rachel (ed.), Making and meaning in insular art : proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Insular Art held at Trinity College Dublin, 25-28 August 2005 (TRIARC research studies in Irish art, 1) (Dublin: Four Courts, 2007), pp 257-67

Pulliam, H., Word and Image in the Book of Kells (Dublin, 2006)

Richardson, Hilary, “Biblical imagery and the heavenly Jerusalem in the Book of Armagh and the Book of Kells”, in: Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, and Michael Richter (eds.), Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages: texts and transmissions / Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter: Texte und Überlieferung, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. 205–214.

Richardson, Hilary, ‘Lozenge or logos’, Archaeology Ireland 10:2 (Summer, 2016), 24-35 Rosenau, ‘The prototype of the Virgin and Child in the Book of Kells’, The Burlington Magazine for Commoisseurs, 83:486 (Sep, 1943), 228-31

Ryan, Michael, ‘The Book of Kells and metalwork’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 270-79

Rynne, Etienne, ‘Drolleries in the Book of Kells’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 311-321

Scheele, Paul-Werner, Du bist unser alles : altirische gebete miniaturten aus dem Book of Kells (Würzburg, 1989)

Simms, George Otto, Leaves from the Book of Kells, the great gospel-book of Colm-cille (Dublin, 1962)

Simms, George Otto, ‘Between the lines of the Book of Kells’, The Crane Bag, 2:1/2 (1978), 103

Simms, Geoge Otto, ‘Collation of the text with the Vulgate’ in Alton, Ernest H., Meyer, Peter and Simms, George O., The Book of Kells: evangelorum quattuor codex Ceannensis (Berne, 1950-51)

Stalley, Roger, ‘The Book of Kells: Unfinished Business’ in Newman, Conor, Manion, Mags and Gavin, Fiona (eds), Islands in a Global Context. Proceedings of the seventh Conference on Insular Art , held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, 16-20 July, 2014 (Dublin, 2017), pp189-197

Stalley, Roger, ‘Scribe and mason : the Book of Kells and the Irish high crosses’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), 256-265

Stephens, Francis E, ‘An interlinear design in the Book of Kells’, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 76 (1946), pp 213-14

Stevick, Robert, ‘Page design of some illuminations in the Book of Kells’ in O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 243-56

Sullivan, Edward, The Book of Kells described (London, 1914)

Swan, D.L., ‘Kells and its Book’, O’Mahony, Felicity (ed.), The Book of Kells : proceedings of a conference at Trinity College Dublin, 6-9 September 1992 (Aldershot: Scolar Press for Trinity College Library Dublin, 1994), pp 48-59

The Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination (National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 25 February – 7 May 2000)

Thone, Frank, ‘A saint’s book’, The Science newsletter, 31:831 (March, 1937) 166-7

Tilghman, Benjamin, ‘Patterns of Meaning in Insular Manuscripts: Folio 183r in The Book of Kells’ in Graphic Devices and the Early Decorated Book, ed. by Michelle Brown, Ildar Garipzanov, and Benjamin C. Tilghman (Boydell & Brewer, 2017), 163-78.

Tilghman, Benjamin, ‘Pattern, Process, and the Creation of Meaning in Insular Carpet Pages,’ West 86th 24:1 (Spring-Summer 2017): 3-28.

Tilghman, Benjamin, ‘Ornament and Incarnation in Insular Art,’ Gesta 55:2 (Fall, 2016): 157-77.

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