Betha Choluim Chille

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Betha Choluim Chille

    Betha Choluim Chille‘The Life of Colum Cille’

    • Middle Irish
    • Irish hagiography
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Middle Irish

    Classification

    Irish hagiography

    Subject tags

    Colum CilleColum Cille, Columba (fl. 6th century) – founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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    • 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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Herbert, Máire, Iona, Kells, and Derry: the history and hagiography of the monastic familia of Columba, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.
    217–288 Edition and English translation
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Betha Choluim Chille: On the Life of Saint Columba”, in: Stokes, Whitley, Three Middle-Irish homilies on the Lives of saints Patrick, Brigit and Columba, Calcutta, 1877. 89–125, 140.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Leabhar Breac version
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890.
    CELT: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    20–33 (text), 168–181 (translation), 299–317 (notes) Book of Lismore version
    [ed.] [tr.] Grosjean, Paul [ed. and tr.], “The life of St. Columba from the Edinburgh MS.”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 2 (1927–1928): 111–171.
    Text and translation from Gaelic MS XL.
    [add.] Grosjean, Paul, “The life of St Columba from the Edinburgh MS. (supplementary note)”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 3 (1929–1931): 84–85.
    [tr.] Hennessy, W. Maunsell [tr.], “The old Irish Life of St. Columba: being a discourse on his life and character delivered to the brethren on his festival”, in: Skene, William F., Celtic Scotland: a history of ancient Alban, 3 vols, vol. 2: Church and culture, 2nd ed. (1877), Edinburgh: Douglas, 1887. 467–507.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Translation based on the Leabhar Breac, collated with the versions in the Book of Lismore and Gaelic MS XL.

    Secondary sources

    Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966.
    433–434 [id. 215.]

    Ritari, Katja, Pilgrimage to heaven: eschatology and monastic spirituality in early medieval Ireland, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 23, Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.
    [2] “Heavenly citizens on earth: the Irish lives of Saints Adomnán and Columba”
    2.a. Irish hagiography and holiness; 2.b. The prudent saint in Betha Adamnáin; 2.c. Monastery as holy ground in Betha Coluim Cille; 2.d. Saints as heavenly people.
    Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
    173   [4.21] “Hagiographie”
    4.20.1. Bethu Pátraic; 4.20.2. Betha Coluim Cille; 4.20.3. Betha Decclain; 4.20.4. Catalogus ordinum sanctorum in Hibernia.
    Herbert, Máire, Iona, Kells, and Derry: the history and hagiography of the monastic familia of Columba, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.
    Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966.
    Grosjean, Paul, “The life of St Columba from the Edinburgh MS. (supplementary note)”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 3 (1929–1931): 84–85.
    Grosjean, Paul [ed. and tr.], “The life of St. Columba from the Edinburgh MS.”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 2 (1927–1928): 111–171.
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890.
    CELT: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    20–33; 168–181; 299–317   “Betha Choluim Chille”
    Hennessy, W. Maunsell [tr.], “The old Irish Life of St. Columba: being a discourse on his life and character delivered to the brethren on his festival”, in: Skene, William F., Celtic Scotland: a history of ancient Alban, 3 vols, vol. 2: Church and culture, 2nd ed. (1877), Edinburgh: Douglas, 1887. 467–507.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley, Three Middle-Irish homilies on the Lives of saints Patrick, Brigit and Columba, Calcutta, 1877.
    CELT – Betha Phatraic (ed.): <link> CELT – Betha Phatraic (tr.): <link> CELT – Betha Brigte (ed.): <link> CELT – Betha Brigte (tr.): <link> CELT – Betha Choluim Chille (ed.): <link> CELT – Betha Choluim Chille (tr.): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Betha Choluim Chille: On the Life of Saint Columba”, in: Stokes, Whitley, Three Middle-Irish homilies on the Lives of saints Patrick, Brigit and Columba, Calcutta, 1877. 89–125, 140.
    CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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