Mæielbriðus MacDurnani

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Mæielbriðus MacDurnani

    verse beg. Mæielbriðus MacDurnani

    • Latin
    • verse
    • Anglo-Latin texts
    Anglo-Latin metrical inscription in the Mac Durnan Gospels (f. 3v), written in square capitals. It says that the manuscript was written by or at the behest of Máel Brigte mac Tornáin and that Æthelstan, king of England (r. 924-939), donated it to Christ Church, Canterbury.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Mæielbriðus MacDurnani
    Author
    Simon Keynes suggests that the inscription may have been added by Koenwald before he became bishop of Worcester.
    Language
    • Latin language
    Date
    Sometime during the reign of Æthelstan (r. 924-939)
    Form
    verse (primary)

    Classification

    Anglo-Latin texts

    Subject tags

    Máel Brigte mac TornáinMáel Brigte mac TornáinNo short description available
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    • 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.] Keynes, Simon, “King Athelstan’s books”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Helmut Gneuss (eds.), Learning and literature in Anglo-Saxon England: studies presented to Peter Clemoes on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 143–201.
    153–158
    McNamara, Martin, “The Echternach and Mac Durnan Gospels: some common readings and their significance”, Peritia 6–7 (1988): 217–222.

    Secondary sources

    Robinson, J. Armitage, Times of St Dunstan: Ford Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in the Michaelmas Term, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923.
    HathiTrust: <link>
    55–59

    McNamara, Martin, “The Echternach and Mac Durnan Gospels: some common readings and their significance”, Peritia 6–7 (1988): 217–222.
    Keynes, Simon, “King Athelstan’s books”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Helmut Gneuss (eds.), Learning and literature in Anglo-Saxon England: studies presented to Peter Clemoes on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 143–201.
    Robinson, J. Armitage, Times of St Dunstan: Ford Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in the Michaelmas Term, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923.
    HathiTrust: <link>

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