Manuscripts

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506

ff. 1-16a
  • Irish language
  • s. xiv (+ xvii)
  • distinct manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Irish genealogical tracts and a copy of the Dinnshenchas Érenn
Identifiers
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Irish language;
Date
s. xiv (+ xvii)
14th century, except for 16ar, which is a later addition, “probably early 17th century”.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand 1 (ff. 1r–10v) Seáan Ó Cianáin, who wrote for Ághamh Ó Cianáin and was responsible for the genealogical section on ff. 1r–10v. Seáan Ó CianáinÓ Cianáin (Seáan) (d. c.1400) – No short description available
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Hand 2 (ff. 11r–15v) Anonymous scribe responsible for the copy of Dinnshenchas Érenn (ff. 11r–15v). Anonymous [Rawl. B 506 (ff. 11r-15v)]Anonymous ... Rawl. B 506 (ff. 11r-15v)
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.
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Hand 3 (f. 16ar) A late scribe (f. 16ar), “probably early 17th century” (Ó Cuív). Anonymous [Rawl. B 506 (f. 16ar)]Anonymous ... Rawl. B 506 (f. 16ar)
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Patron
Ádam Ó CianáinÓ Cianáin (Ádam) (fl. 14th century) – Ádam Ó Cianáin of Lisgoole, Co. Fermanagh, Irish scribe. His obit is recorded in AFM s.a. 1374.
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Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
distinct manuscript
Material
vellum

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.

Sources

See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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>.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Schreibersnotizen aus Rawl. B. 506”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 358.
Scribal notes.

Secondary sources (select)

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.
215–223
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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