Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

Location Oxford, Bodleian Library
Collection Rawlinson
Shelfmark B 512


Irish manuscripts
web page identifiers

page name: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512
page url: http://www.vanhamel.nl/codecs/Oxford,_Bodleian_Library,_MS_Rawlinson_B_512
page ID: 663
page ID tracker: http://www.vanhamel.nl/codecs/Show:ID?id=663

Date s. xv – s. xviin 15th and early 16th century (Ó Cuív).
n. 1 Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 223.

Scribes, hands
Comments: multiple scribes
Codicological description
Codicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Material vellum
Foliation / pagination 154 folios: I (ff. 101-22, 1-36, 45-52), II (ff. 53-75), III (ff. 75B-100, 37-44), IV (ff. 123-44) and V (ff. 145-54)
Palaeographical description
Layout double columns
Work in progress


f. 45–f. 52
f. 75B–f. 100
f. 101–f. 122

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
ff. 37r (col. a, 1)–39r (col. a1  
Five hostels
f. 7ra  
Embedded in the Middle Irish Life of St Patrick (Bethu Phátraic).
ff. 39rb–40vb  
ff. 42a–42c  
Ascribed to Mugrón, heir of St Columba, beginning ‘Airchis dín, a Dé Athair uili-cumachtaig’.
ff. 75B–90  
ff. 90v–97r  
ff. 42v–43v  
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Followed by the poem Tuán mac Cairill ro clos
ff. 108rb–108vb  
incipit: Dia mbai conflicht mór etir Loegaire mac Neill 7 Patraic   
f. 41b  
Incomplete. Begins at § 34 of Meyer's edition.
f. 98vb  

  • Sources


Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 223.

Primary sources
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[Oxford Digital Library], Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <http://image.ox.ac.uk>.
Photographic reproduction. Direct link

Secondary sources

Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.
Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
223–254 [id. 38.]

Queried results

if available
Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
574   [10.2] “Die Míniugud-Version von Rawl. B 512”
608   [10.3] “Liste der christlichen ríg Érenn in Rawl. B 512”
Text, and translations of 10.2.1 and 10.3.1
636   [10.5] “Compert Conchobuir und das Kolophon in Rawl. B 512”
Text and translation
Connolly, Seán, “Some palaeographical and linguistic features in early Lives of Brigit”, in: Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, and Michael Richter (eds.), Irland und Europa: die Kirche im Frühmittelalter / Ireland and Europe: the early church, Veröffentlichtungen des Europa Zentrums Tübingen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Reihe, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1984. 272–279.
Plummer, Charles (ed.), J. Fraser, and P. Grosjean, “Vita Brigitae”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus I, London, 1931. 2–18, i (corrigenda).
– – Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
Grosjean, P. (ed.), “A poem on the computus”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus I, London, 1931. 52–54, i (corrigenda).
– – Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link>
32   [1.10] “Rawl. 502”
Best, R. I., “The graves of the kings at Clonmacnois”, Ériu 2 (1905): 163–171.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
Meyer, Kuno (ed. and tr.), Hibernica minora, being a fragment of an Old-Irish treatise on the Psalter, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
Internet Archive: <link> TLH – Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi (ed. and tr.): <link>
1–14   “The Rawlinson text of the treatise on the Psalter”

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