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Irish Liber de numeris

Pseudo-Isidore
  • Latin, Hiberno-Latin
  • prose
  • Hiberno-Latin texts
A Latin, likely Hiberno-Latin, collection of miscellaneous material organised according to their relevance to certain numerical subjects (e.g. the five senses, ten windows of the soul, etc.)
Title
Irish Liber de numeris
Not to be confused with the Isidorean Liber numerorum
Author
Pseudo-IsidorePseudo-Isidore
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
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Formerly (wrongly) attributed to Isidore of Seville
Manuscripts

include

  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 14392
    ff. 41v–117v
  • Colmar, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 39
  • Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Aug. perg. 112
Language
  • Latin Hiberno-Latin
Date
third quarter of the 8th century (McNally)
Form
prose (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 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.] Migne, Jacques-Paul [gen. ed.], Sancti Isidori Hispalensis episcopi, opera omnia, vol. 5, Patrologia Latina 83, Paris, 1862.
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cols 1293–1302 Incomplete direct link
[dipl. ed.] Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Sex aetates mundi: die Weltzeitalter bei den Angelsachsen und den Iren. Untersuchungen und Texte, Anglistische Forschungen 165, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1985.
294–298 Diplomatic edition from portions in MS Colmar 39, ff 132v-139r and Karlsruhe MS Aug CXII, ff 50ra-50va

Secondary sources (select)

Smyth, Marina, “The Irish Liber de numeris”, in: O'Loughlin, Thomas [ed.], The Scriptures and early medieval Ireland: proceedings of the 1993 Conference of the Society for Hiberno-Latin Studies on Early Irish Exegesis and Homilectics, Instrumenta Patristica 31, Steenbrugge, Turnhout: In Abbatia S. Petri; Brepols, 1999. 291–297.
Lapidge, Michael, and Richard Sharpe, A bibliography of Celtic-Latin literature, 400-1200, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Ancillary Publications 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985.
[id. 778.]
Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Sex aetates mundi: die Weltzeitalter bei den Angelsachsen und den Iren. Untersuchungen und Texte, Anglistische Forschungen 165, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1985.
McNally, Robert E., “Der irische Liber de numeris. Eine Quellenanalyse des pseudo-isidorischen Liber de numeris”, Munich, printed Inaugural-Dissertation: Universität München, 1957.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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