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Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii

H. of Saltry
  • Latin
  • prose
  • Religious texts
On the Purgatorium sancti Patricii and the vision of a knight called Owein
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H. of Sawtry (Saltry)
Language
  • Latin
Date
c. 1180
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Religious texts

Subject tags

 Purgatóir Pátraic

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.] Migne, Jacques-Paul [ed.], Saeculum XII. Eugenii III, Romani pontificis, epistolæ et privilegia, Patrologia Latina 180, Paris, 1855.
Internet Archive – 1902 reprint: <link>
973–1004C [‘Henricus Salteriensis: Tractatus De Purgatorio Sancti Patricii Hibernorum Apostoli’] direct link
[ed.] Warnke, Karl, Das Buch vom Espurgatoire S. Patrice der Marie de France und seine Quelle, Bibliotheca Normannica 9, Halle: M. Niemeyer, 1938.
An edition of the Latin text together with the French translation by Marie de France
[ed.] Colgan, John, Triadis Thaumaturgæ seu divorum Patricii, Columbæ et Brigidæ, trium veteris et maioris Scotiæ, seu Hiberniæ sanctorum insulae communium patronorum acta, Louvain: apud Cornelium Coenestenium, 1647. 
comments: The title page reads in full (normalised spellng): Triadis Thaumaturgæ, seu divorum Patricii, Columbæ, et Brigidæ, trium veteris et majoris Scotiæ, seu Hiberniæ, Sanctorum insulæ, communium patronorum acta, a variis, iisque pervetustis ac Sanctis, authoribus Scripta, ac studio R.P.F. Joannis Colgani, in conventu F.F. Minor. Hibernor, Stritior, Observ., Lovanii, S. Theologiæ Lectoris Jubilati, ex variis bibliothecis collecta, scholiis et commentariis illustrata, et pluribus appendicibus aucta; complectitur tomus secundus sacrarum ejusdem insulæ antiquitatum, nunc primum in lucem prodiens.
Digital.onb.ac.at: <link> Google Books: <link>, <link>
273–289
[ed.] Messingham, Thomas, Florilegium insulae sanctorum, Paris, 1624.
86–109
[tr.] Picard, Jean-Michel, Saint Patrick’s Purgatory: a twelfth-century tale of a journey to the other world, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1985.

Secondary sources (select)

Haren, Michael, and Yolande de Pontfarcy (eds.), The medieval pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Purgatory: Lough Derg and the European tradition, Enniskillen: Clogher Historical Society, 1988.
Pontfarcy, Yolande de, “Le Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii de H. de Saltrey: sa date et ses sources”, Peritia 3 (1984): 460–480.
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