Hisperica famina

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Hisperica famina

    Hisperica famina

    • Latin
    • verse
    • Hiberno-Latin texts
    Latin poem. Cases have been made for Irish authorship, but more recent commentators have also pointed out the Breton provenance of the surviving manuscripts.
    Manuscripts

    Four recensions:

    Language
    • Latin language
    • Secondary language(s): Greek language Hebrew language
    • Latin, with calques from Greek and Hebrew.
    Date
    7th century
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Hiberno-Latin texts
    • 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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Herren, Michael W., The Hisperica famina, 2 vols, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Studies and Texts 31, 85, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1974–1987.
    Edition of the A-text (vol. 1) and related poems (vol. 2)
    [ed.] Jenkinson, Francis John Henry [ed.], The Hisperica famina, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908.
    Internet Archive: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Orchard, Andy, “The Hisperica famina as literature”, Journal of Medieval Latin 10 (2000): 1–45.
    Wright, Charles D., “The three 'victories' of the wind: a hibernicism in the Hisperica Famina, Collectanea Bedae, and the Old English prose Solomon and Saturn Pater Noster dialogue”, Ériu 41 (1990): 13–25.
    Herren, Michael, “The sighting of the host in Táin Bó Fraích and the Hisperica Famina”, Peritia 5 (1986): 397–399.
    Nagy, Joseph Falaky, “Fenian heroes and their rites of passage”, in: Almqvist, Bo, Séamas Ó Catháin, and Pádraig Ó Héalaí (eds.), Fiannaíocht: essays on the Fenian tradition of Ireland and Scotland — The heroic process: form, function and fantasy in folk epic, Béaloideas 54, 55, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 1987. 161–182.
    165–166
    Winterbottom, Michael, “On the Hisperica Famina”, Celtica 8 (1968): 126–139.
    Grosjean, P., “Confusa Caligo: remarques sur les Hisperica famina”, Celtica 3 (1956): 35–85.

    Corrigan, Sarah, “Hisperic enigma machine: sea creatures and sources in the Hisperica famina”, Peritia 24–25 (2013-2014): 59–73.
    Lemoine, Louis, “Note sur les Hisperica famina et la Bretagne”, in: Quaghebeur, Joëlle, and Sylvain Soleil (eds), Le pouvoir et la foi au Moyen Âge en Bretagne et dans l’Europe de l’Ouest: mélanges en mémoire du professeur Hubert Guillotel, Britannia Monastica 13, 14, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010. 215–224.
    Orchard, Andy, “The Hisperica famina as literature”, Journal of Medieval Latin 10 (2000): 1–45.
    Lemoine, Louis, “Maniérisme et Hispérisme en Bretagne. Notes sur quelques colophons (VIIIe-Xe siècles)”, Annales de Bretagne et des pays de l'Ouest 102 (1995): 7–16.
    Persee: <link>
    Knappe, Gabriele, “On rhetoric and grammar in the Hisperica famina”, The Journal of Medieval Latin 4 (1994): 130–162.
    Sayers, William, “Images of enchainment in the Hisperica famina and vernacular Irish texts”, Études Celtiques 27 (1990): 221–234.
    Wright, Charles D., “The three 'victories' of the wind: a hibernicism in the Hisperica Famina, Collectanea Bedae, and the Old English prose Solomon and Saturn Pater Noster dialogue”, Ériu 41 (1990): 13–25.
    Nagy, Joseph Falaky, “Fenian heroes and their rites of passage”, in: Almqvist, Bo, Séamas Ó Catháin, and Pádraig Ó Héalaí (eds.), Fiannaíocht: essays on the Fenian tradition of Ireland and Scotland — The heroic process: form, function and fantasy in folk epic, Béaloideas 54, 55, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 1987. 161–182.
    Herren, Michael W., The Hisperica famina, 2 vols, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Studies and Texts 31, 85, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1974–1987.
    Herren, Michael, “The sighting of the host in Táin Bó Fraích and the Hisperica Famina”, Peritia 5 (1986): 397–399.
    Winterbottom, Michael, “On the Hisperica Famina”, Celtica 8 (1968): 126–139.
    Kenney, James F., “Chapter III: The Irish church in the ‘Celtic’ period”, in: 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. 156–287.
    255–258   [84] “The Hisperica famina
    Grosjean, P., “Confusa Caligo: remarques sur les Hisperica famina”, Celtica 3 (1956): 35–85.
    Manitius, Max, Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters, 3 vols, vol. 1: Von Justinian bis zur Mitte des zehnten Jahrhunderts, Munich: Beck, 1911.
    Digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de: <link>
    156   [17] “Hisperica famina und Verwandtes”
    Jenkinson, Francis John Henry [ed.], The Hisperica famina, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Ellis, Robinson, “Notes on manuscripts of Catullus and Hisperica famina”, Hermathena 12:28 (1902): 17–24.
    Gaidoz, H., and Henry Bradshaw, “Mélanges: Le manuscrit luxembourgeois des ‘Hisperica famina’”, Revue Celtique 11 (1890): 219–220, 388.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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