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Fís Adomnáin‘Adomnán's vision’

  • Irish religious texts, Fís
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Classification

Irish religious texts

Subjects

AdomnánAdomnán (fl. c.628–704) – abbot of Iona; author of a Life of St Columba
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Keywords

vision

Sources

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.

[ed.] [tr.] Edition wanted.
A new edition and translation by John Carey is forthcoming.
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], Fis Adamnain: slicht Libair na hUidre. Adamnán's vision, Simla: privately printed, 1870.
[ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
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156–196
[tr.] Stokes, Whitley [tr.], “Adamnan’s Vision”, Fraser's Magazine 83 (1871): 184–194. Reprinted in Margaret Stokes, Three months in the Forests of France, London 1895, pp. 265-79.
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[tr.] Boswell, C. S., An Irish precursor of Dante: a study on the vision of Heaven and Hell ascribed to the eighth-century Irish Saint Adamnán, with translation of the Irish text, London, 1908.
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28–47 Translation of the LU version.

Secondary sources (select)

Colwell, James J., “Fís Adamnán: a comparative study, with introduction, text, and commentary based on the version of the Lebor na Huidre”, Dissertation: Edinburgh University, 1952.
Dumville, David N., “Towards an interpretation of Fís Adomnáin”, Studia Celtica 12–13 (1977–1978): 62–77.
Seymour, St. John D., “The vision of Adamnán”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 37 C (1927): 304–312.
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