Manuscripts

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1441

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Liber hymnorum
  • s. xiex-xiiin
  • Irish manuscripts
Identifiers
Location
Shelfmark
E 4. 2
Classification
Cat. no. 1441
Title
Liber hymnorum
Description
Irish Liber hymnorum, related to Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 2
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiex-xiiin
Late 11th – early 12th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
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
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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.] Digital resources and imaging services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Online: Trinity College Dublin. URL: <http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie>.
Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson (ed. and tr.), The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, Henry Bradshaw Society 13–14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction

Volume 2: Translation and notes

Manuscripts used, with sigla:

Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link>
Todd, James Henthorn, Leabhar imuinn: the Book of Hymns of the ancient Irish Church, 2 vols, Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1855–1869.
Internet Archive – fasc. 1 and 2: <link> Internet Archive – fasc. 1: <link> Internet Archive – fasc. 2: <link>
Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
3–58, 321–324 (‘Nachträge aus Handschriften’), 885 ‘Berichtigungen’) Edition of a number of Irish hymns, with introduction and notes.
Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 2: Non-Biblical glosses and scholia; Old-Irish prose; names of persons and places; inscriptions; verse; indexes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903.  
comments: Reprinted by DIAS in 1987, together with Stokes' supplementary volume.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link> Wikisource: <link>
298–359 Old Irish hymns and their later prefaces, edited and translated.

Secondary sources (select)

Bieler, Ludwig, “The Irish Book on hymns: a palaeographical study”, Scriptorium 2:2 (1948): 177–194.
Persée: <link>
Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
320–322

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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen