Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502

  • s. xi/xii + s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Collection: Rawlinson
B 502
Composite manuscript
Provenance and related aspects
s. xi/xii + s. xvii
(A) Late 11th / early 12th century; (B) 1125 x 1150; (C) 17th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
vellum + paper
Vellum and paper
Tables for contents for the two vellum codices and the 17th-century paper leaves can be found on individual pages:
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502/1 (ff. 1–12): copy of part of the Annals of Tigernach
  2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502/2 (ff. 19-89) (ff. 19–89): miscellany
  3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502/3 (ff. 13–18 + 90–103): 17th-century paper leaves
  • Sources

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.

[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <http://image.ox.ac.uk>.
Photographic reproduction. direct link
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Mélanges: Early Middle Irish glosses from Rawlinson B 502”, Revue Celtique 7 (1886): 374–375.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources

Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript sources and methodology: Rawlinson B 502 and Lebar Glinne Dá Locha”, Celtica 24 (2003): 40–54.
Celtica – PDF: <link>
Meyer, Kuno, Rawlinson B. 502. A collection of pieces in prose and verse in the Irish language, compiled during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909.
Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
163–200 (cat. no. 34)
Ó Murchadha, Diarmuid, “Rawlinson B. 502: Dating the genealogies”, in: Carey, John, Máire Herbert, and Kevin Murray (eds.), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain, Celtic Studies Publications 9, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2004. 316–333.

Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
639   [10.6] “Réim rígraide in Rawl. B 502 (Míniugud-Rezension)”
Text and translation
Smith, Peter J., “Mide maigen Clainne Cuind: a medieval poem on the kings of Mide”, Peritia 15 (2001): 108–144.
Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502, ff. 62d-63d
Oskamp, Hans P. A., “The first twelve folia of Rawlinson B 502”, Ériu 23 (1972): 56–72.
Ó Raithbheartaigh, Toirdhealbhach [ed.], Genealogical tracts. Vol. 1, Dublin: Irish Manuscript Commission, 1932.
CELT – pp. 107–116 (RIA MS 23 P 12): <link>
133–245   “The Lecan miscellany, being a collection of genealogical excerpts in the Book of Lecan”
Miscellaneous excerpts of the Lecan miscellany (133–195, edited from RIA MS 23 P 2, f. 177rb ff; cf. corrigenda in Éigse 17) and also Rawlinson B 502.

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