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Comaimsera ríg in domuin ocus gabal nÉrenn / fri rígaib Érenn

  • Lebor gabála Érenn, Synchronisms, King-lists, Regnal lists
Fourth tract of Lebor gabála Érenn. It contains synchronisms (comaimsera) that place Irish national history, from the legendary Partholón to the historical king Fergal mac Maíle Dúin, in the Eusebian chronological scheme of world history.
Title
Comaimsera ríg in domuin ocus gabal nÉrenn / fri rígaib Érenn
This the composite title used by R. Mark Scowcroft, based on a number of manuscript headings.
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Classification

Lebor gabála Érenn
 Synchronisms  King-lists  Regnal lists
Contents
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These synchronisms occur in Recension II and also, in abbreviated form, in the Book of Ballymote (which contains a manuscript version of Recension III). In addition, the Book of Lecan contains some relevant material.

[1] Assyrian kings

[2] Amazonian rulers

[3] Median kings

[4] Alexandrian Egyptian kings

[5] Macedonian kings

[6] Asiatic kings

[7] Babylonian kings

[8] Roman emperors

[9] Roman emperors again

» References: omitted by Macalister

[10] Rédig dam, a Dé do nim

» References: omitted by Macalister

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.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 4, Irish Texts Society 41, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.
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[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 5, Irish Texts Society 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1942.
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Secondary sources (select)

Scowcroft, R. Mark, “Leabhar Gabhála. Part I: the growth of the text”, Ériu 38 (1987): 79–140.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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