Manuscripts

Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 1

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Psalter of St Caimín
  • Latin
  • s. xiex-xiiin
  • Irish manuscripts
Fragmentary Irish manuscript containing verses from Psalm 118, the so-called Beati. It is not known if the original manuscript was a Psalter containing all or most of the psalms.
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Franciscan
Shelfmark
A 1
Title
Psalter of St Caimín
Type
psalters
Psalter
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
s. xiex-xiiin
Late 11th / early 12th century
Hands, scribes
Additions
Irish glosses
Codicological information
Material
Vellum
Foliation / Pagination
6 folios, numbered as pages 1-12
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.] “University College Dublin”, 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/UCD/english/index.html>.

Secondary sources (select)

McNamara, Martin, and Maurice Sheehy [appendices], “Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)” [1973], in: McNamara, Martin, The Psalms in the early Irish Church, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Supplement Series 165, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 19–142.
78–82
Esposito, Mario, “On the so-called Psalter of Saint Caimin”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 32 C (1913): 78–88.  
comments: includes a reproduction of fol. 3b / page 6
Internet Archive: <link>
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.  
Chapters: I. History in Ireland; II. Ireland in the ancient world (to about A.D. 700); III. The Irish church in the ‘Celtic’ period; IV. The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: the primitive foundations; V. The monastic churches: churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; VI. The expansion of Irish Christianity (seventh to twelfth century); VII. Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture (seventh to twelfth century); VIII. The reform movement of the twelfth century.
comments: Reprints: Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 1929; First, revised reprint in 1966, with addenda and corrections by Ludwig Bieler; Records of Civilization 11. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1968; Records of Civilization 11. Dublin: Ó Táilliúir, 1979; Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1993.
646–647 (§ 479) [id. 479.]
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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