Texts

Additamentum Nivialense de Fuilano‘The Nivelles supplement (to the Vita Fursei) concerning Foillan’

  • Latin
  • Irish hagiography, Hagiography

Latin Life of St Foillán of Fosses, a brother of St Fursa. It was written as a supplement to Vita Fursei. BHL 3211. 

Title
Additamentum Nivialense de Fuilano
‘The Nivelles supplement (to the Vita Fursei) concerning Foillan’
al. De obitu et sepultura sancti Foillani.
Initial words (prose)
  • Post discessu vero beati viri Fursei tempestas illa, quam in spiritu praeviderat, ultramarinis deseviebat in oris.
Manuscripts

Krusch’s division of the manuscripts of the Vita Fursei into four classes A, B, C and D is indicated below, even if these might not relate equally to the Additamentum.

Class A
Class C
  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 17137
    f. 61r–61v
Class D
Other
Language
  • Latin

Classification

Irish hagiography

Subjects

FursaFursa (fl. 7th century) – Irish monk and missionary
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FoillanFoillan
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Dido [bishop of Poitiers]Dido ... bishop of Poitiers
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Gertrude of NivellesGertrude of Nivelles
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Nivelles
Nivialcha ... Nivelles
Fosses-la-Ville
Fosses-la-Ville

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Krusch, B. [ed.], Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (II), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 4, Hanover, 1902.
Digital MGH: <link>
449–451
[add.] [corr.] Krusch, B., “Vita virtutesque Fursei abbatis Latiniacensis et de Fuilano additamentum Nivialense”, in: Krusch, B., and W. Levison (eds.), Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (V), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 7, Hanover and Leipzig, 1920. 837–842.
Digital MGH: <link>
Incl. variant readings.
[tr.] Fouracre, Paul, and Richard A. Gerberding (trs.), Late Merovingian France: history and hagiography, 640-720, Manchester Medieval Sources Series, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.
327–329, with introduction at 301ff.

Secondary sources (select)

Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 38: Chronologie de S. Feuillen”, Analecta Bollandiana 75 (1957): 379–392.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 39: Où fut assassiné S. Feuillen?”, Analecta Bollandiana 75 (1957): 393–406.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 40: Les compagnons de martyre de S. Feuillen”, Analecta Bollandiana 75 (1957): 407–418.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 41: Les saints irlandais dans les litanies du Pontifical carolingien de Fribourg-en-Brisgau”, Analecta Bollandiana 75 (1957): 419–420.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen