Collectio canonum Hibernensis
- Hiberno-Latin texts
- St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 243 [s. ix1] Lacks the initial parts (until 3.2). Recension A.
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 12021 Recension A.
- Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 679 [s. viii2] Incomplete
- Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 221 (193) [s. viii]
- London, British Library, MS Royal 5 E xiii
- London, Lambeth Palace, MS 123
- Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 279 = Collectio Turonensis [s. ixex / s. xin]
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Hatton 42 1, ff. 1r-142r [s. ix]
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 3182 = Collectio canonum Fiscannensis [s. x / s. xi] pp. 19–160
- London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho E xiii [s. ix4/4 / s. x1/4] ff. 11v–128rRecension A, with additions from B.
- Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, MS T xviii
- Monte Cassino, Archivio e Biblioteca dell’Abbazia, MS 297
- Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, MS M. p. th. q. 31
- Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, MS NKS 58 8◦
- Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS 522
- Cologne, Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek, MS 210
- Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 4592
- Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 6434
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 1244
- Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Aug. perg. 18
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.
Widely recognized as the single most important source for the history of the church in early medieval Ireland, the Hibernensis is also our best index for knowing what books were available in Ireland at the time of its compilation: it consists of excerpted material from the Bible, Church Fathers and doctors, hagiography, church histories, chronicles, wisdom texts, and insular normative material unattested elsewhere. This in addition to the staple sources of canonical collections, comprising the acta of church councils and papal letters. Altogether there are forty-two cited authors and 135 cited texts. But unlike previous canonical collections, the contents of the Hibernensis are not simply derivative: they have been modified and systematically organised, offering an important insight into the manner in which contemporary clerical scholars attempted to define, interpret, and codify law for the use of a growing Christian society.
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