Selected Bibliography
Recommended additional reading shown in bold
  • Photo by Roel SmartAlexander, Jonathan J.G. Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work. Yale University Press, 1992
  • Bitel, Lisa M. Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. Cornell University Press, 1990
  • Bitel, Lisa M. Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland. Cornell University Press, 1996
  • The BBC online
  • Cahill, Thomas. How the Irish Saved Civilization. Anchor, 1996
  • The Catholic Encyclopedia online
  • Gies, Frances and Joseph. Women in the Middle Ages. Harper & Row, 1978.
  • Joyce, P.W. A Social History of Ancient Ireland. Longmans, Green & Company, 1908; reprinted by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, 1997. (A much smaller, partial version of this two-volume, out-of-print text is also available online.)
  • Kenyon, Sherrilyn. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages: The British Isles from 500 to 1500. Writer’s Digest Books, 1996
  • McCaffery, Carmel and Eaton, Leo. In Search of Ancient Ireland. New Amsterdam Books, 2002
  • Meehan, Bernard. The Book of Kells. Thames & Hudson, 1994
  • Moorhouse, Geoffrey. Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the World. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997
  • Patterson, Nerys. Cattle Lords & Clansmen. University of Notre Dame Press, 1994
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