Manuscripts

Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 7672–7674

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Codex Salmanticensis
  • Latin
  • s. xivex
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
7672-7674
Classification
Cat. no. 3179
Title
Codex Salmanticensis
Type
legendaries
Description
Hagiography
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
s. xivex
14th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Foliation / Pagination
175 folios
Table of contents
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Texts

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Locus

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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
    • Note that marg. = marginalia, while m = middle.
  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23
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 for 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.

Sources

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.

[dig. img.] “Royal Library of Belgium”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RLB/english/index.html>.
De Smedt, Charles, and Joseph De Backer, Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae ex codice Salmanticensi, Edinburgh and London, 1888.
Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum – scanned copy: <link>
Heist, W. W. [ed.], Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae: ex codice olim Salmanticensi, nunc Bruxellensi. Lives of the saints of Ireland, from the Salamanca manuscript now of Brussels, Subsidia Hagiographica 28, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1965.

Secondary sources (select)

Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
228–246
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The O’Donohue Lives of the Salamancan Codex: the earliest collection of Irish saints’ lives?”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 38–52.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., “The Northern Lectionary: a source for the Codex Salmanticensis?”, in: Cartwright, Jane [ed.], Celtic hagiography and saints’ cults, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003. 148–160.
Heist, W. W. [ed.], Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae: ex codice olim Salmanticensi, nunc Bruxellensi. Lives of the saints of Ireland, from the Salamanca manuscript now of Brussels, Subsidia Hagiographica 28, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1965.
xiiii–xix
Van den Gheyn, Joseph, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 13 vols, vol. 5: Histoire — hagiographie, Brussels: Lambertin, 1905.
Belgica: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
146–147 [id. 3179.]
Bindon, S. H., Some notices of manuscripts relating to Ireland [...] in the Burgundian Library at Bruxelles, Dublin, 1847.
Internet Archive: <link>
24–27
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen