Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 7672-7674

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Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 7672-7674

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


» Life of Brigit
[Vita sancti Fursei] » Life of Fursa
» Life of Brendan
» Life of Ciarán of Clonmacnois
[Catalogus sanctorum Hiberniae] » De tribus ordinibus sanctorum Hiberniae
[Vita Darercae] » Life of Darerca
» Life of Finnián of Clonard
» Life of Tigernach
» Life of Colum
» Life of Fintán
O'Donohue group
» Life of Ailbe of Emly
» Life of Mo Lua of Clonfertmulloe
» Life of Fintan of Clonenagh
» Life of Fínán of Kinnitty
» Life of Ruadán of Lorrha
f. 108b
[Vita sancti Aedi filii Bricc] » Life of Áed of Rahugh
[Vita sancti Cainnechi] » Life of Cainnech of Aghaboe
» Life of Munnu of Taghmon
» Life of Colmán of Lynally
» Life of Colum of Terryglass, which may or may not belong to the so-called O'Donohue collection.
Saints of Munster and Leinster
» Life of Áedan (Máedóc) of Ferns
» Life (II) of Munnu of Taghmon
[Vita sancti Abbani] » Life of Abbán of Killabban and Adamstown
» Life of Crónán of Roscrea
» Life of Lorcán Ua Tuathail (Laurence O'Toole), archbishop of Dublin
f. 168a–f. 174d
[Vita sancti Flannani] » Life of Flannán of Killaloe
f. 175a
[Vita sanctae Catharinae (Irish version)] » Life of Catherine
» Life of Senán of Scattery Island
Lives for the period from March to June
» Life (II) of Brendan of Clonfert
» Life of Comgall of Bangor
» Life of Mo Chutu of Lismore
» Life of Laisrén (Mo Laisse) of Old Leighlin
» Life of Mac Cairthinn of Clogher
» Life of Ciarán of Sierkieran
» Life of Mo Ling of St. Mullin's
» Life of Colmán of Dromore
» Life of Cóemgen of Glendalough
» Life of Columba (of Iona)
» Life of Baithéne of Iona
Northern Lectionary
» Life (II) of Mo Lua of Clonfertmulloe and Drumsnat (Druim Snechta)
» Life of Daig of Inishkeen
» Life of Mochta of Louth
» Life of Éogan of Ardstraw
» Life of Mac Nisse of Connor
Fragments
[Vita sancti Cuannae] » Life of Cuanna of Kilcoonagh. Fragment.
[Vita sancti Mochullei] » Life of Mo Chuille of Tulla. Fragment.
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.
Catalogus sanctorum Hiberniae
(MS)
De tribus ordinibus sanctorum Hiberniae
(MS)
Life of Darerca
Vita sanctae Catharinae (Irish version)
(MS)
f. 175a
Life of Catherine
(MS)
Life of Abbán of Killabban and Adamstown
(Text)
f. 108b ff  
(MS)
f. 108b
Life of Áed of Rahugh
Vita sancti Cainnechi
(MS)
Life of Cainnech of Aghaboe
Vita sancti Cuannae
(MS)
Life of Cuanna of Kilcoonagh. Fragment.
(Text)
ff. 168a–174d  
(MS)
f. 168a–f. 174d
Life of Flannán of Killaloe
(MS)
Life of Fursa
Vita sancti Mochullei
(MS)
Life of Mo Chuille of Tulla. Fragment.
(Text)
ff. 186v–188  
Shorter recension. This copy is imperfect and ends with a short Latin hymn beg. Christe quem semper credimus.
  • 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.

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

Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
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.
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.]

Queried results

if available
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.
Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
[II. The textual evidence] “7. The collection in the Codex Salmanticensis

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