Leiden, University Library, MS BPL 67

  • s. ix
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • vellum
BPL 67
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Distinct units
ff. 1-207
Leiden, University Librar…  1

A 9th-century manuscript sometimes known as the Irish Priscian, considering that it contains two works by Priscian, his Periegesis and his Institutiones grammaticae, that part of it was written in Insular minuscule by the Irishman Dubthach in 838 and that it contains glosses and scholia in the hand of John Scottus Eriugena.

ff. 208-218
Leiden, University Librar…  2

A small manuscript containing Priscian’s manual Institutio de nomine, pronomine et verbo.


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.

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Secondary sources (select)

Hofman, Rijcklof, “The Irish tradition of Priscian”, in: De Nonno, Mario, Paolo De Paolis, and Louis Holtz (eds.), Manuscripts and tradition of grammatical texts from Antiquity to the Renaissance: proceedings of a conference held at Erice, 16–23 October 1997, 2 vols, Cassino: Edizione dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino, 2000. 257–287.
Dutton, Paul Edward, and Anneli Luhtala, “Eriugena In Priscianum”, Mediaeval Studies 56 (1994): 153–163.
Gumbert, J. P., “The Irish Priscian in Leiden”, Quaerendo 27:4 (1997): 280–299.  
English-language version of an article originally published in Dutch.
Dutton, P. E., “Evidence that Dubthach’s Priscian codex once belonged to Eriugena”, in: Westra, Haijo Jan (ed.), From Athens to Chartres: neoplatonism and medieval thought. Studies in honour of Édouard Jeauneau, Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters 35, Leiden: Brill, 1992. 15–45.
Bischoff, Bernhard, “Irische Schreiber im Karolingerreich”, in: Roques, René (ed.), Jean Scot Érigène et l’histoire de la philosophie: Laon 7–12 Juillet 1975, Colloques internationaux du CNRS 561, Paris: CNRS Éditions, 1977. 47–58.
Dennis Groenewegen
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