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Dáibhí (Dáibhí Iarla)
Ó Cróinín
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2018

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The political background to Columbanus’s Irish career”, in: O'Hara, Alexander (ed.), Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe, Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 53–68.

2017

edited work
Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds), Late antique calendrical thought and its reception in the early Middle Ages: proceedings from the 3rd International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Galway, 16-18 July, 2010, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 26, Turnhout: Brepols, 2017.  
abstract:
Late antique and early medieval science is commonly defined by the quadrivium, the four subjects of the seven liberal arts relating to natural science: astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, and music. The seven-fold division of learning was designed in Late Antiquity by authors such as Martianus Capella, and these authors were studied intensively from the Carolingian age onwards. Because these subjects still have currency today, this leads to the anachronistic view that the artes dominated intellectual thought in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Quite the contrary, the artes were an idealized curriculum with limited application in practice. Certainly, the artes do not help in our understanding of the intellectual endeavour between the early fifth and the late eighth centuries. This period was dominated by computus, a calendrical science with the calculation of Easter at its core. Only computus provides a traceable continuation of scientific thought from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. The key questions were the mathematical modeling of the course of the sun through the zodiac (the Julian calendar) and of the moon phases (in various lunar calendars). This volume highlights key episodes in the transmission of calendrical ideas in this crucial period, and therewith helps explaining the transformation of intellectual culture into its new medieval Christian setting.
abstract:
Late antique and early medieval science is commonly defined by the quadrivium, the four subjects of the seven liberal arts relating to natural science: astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, and music. The seven-fold division of learning was designed in Late Antiquity by authors such as Martianus Capella, and these authors were studied intensively from the Carolingian age onwards. Because these subjects still have currency today, this leads to the anachronistic view that the artes dominated intellectual thought in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Quite the contrary, the artes were an idealized curriculum with limited application in practice. Certainly, the artes do not help in our understanding of the intellectual endeavour between the early fifth and the late eighth centuries. This period was dominated by computus, a calendrical science with the calculation of Easter at its core. Only computus provides a traceable continuation of scientific thought from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. The key questions were the mathematical modeling of the course of the sun through the zodiac (the Julian calendar) and of the moon phases (in various lunar calendars). This volume highlights key episodes in the transmission of calendrical ideas in this crucial period, and therewith helps explaining the transformation of intellectual culture into its new medieval Christian setting.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The earliest Irish and English books: time for a reappraisal?”, Peritia 28 (2017): 227–236.  
abstract:
The Schaffhausen codex of Adomnán of Iona’s Vita Sancti Columbae, and the manuscript now known as St Cuthbert’s Gospel, are two of the most iconic manuscripts in the Insular tradition of book-production. The recent publication of a facsimile of the Schaffhausen MS., and of a collection of essays on the Cuthbert codex, offers an opportunity to reassess the opinions and views expressed by scholars on the subject in the last fifty years.
abstract:
The Schaffhausen codex of Adomnán of Iona’s Vita Sancti Columbae, and the manuscript now known as St Cuthbert’s Gospel, are two of the most iconic manuscripts in the Insular tradition of book-production. The recent publication of a facsimile of the Schaffhausen MS., and of a collection of essays on the Cuthbert codex, offers an opportunity to reassess the opinions and views expressed by scholars on the subject in the last fifty years.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The earliest Echternach liturgical manuscript fragments: Irish or Anglo-Saxon?”, in: Moss, Rachel, Felicity O'Mahony, and Jane Maxwell (eds), An Insular odyssey: manuscript culture in early Christian Ireland and beyond, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017. 55–75.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Archbishop James Ussher (1581–1656) and the history of the Easter controversy”, in: Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds), Late antique calendrical thought and its reception in the early Middle Ages: proceedings from the 3rd International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Galway, 16-18 July, 2010, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 26, Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 309–351.  
abstract:
Archbishop James Ussher is probably best known for his reckoning of the date of the creation of the world (at the beginning of the night preceeding 23 October 4004 BC). However, his calculations were all based on a meticulous study of the Old Testament and other early Christian and non-Christian chronographical writings. This paper announces the discovery of a previously-unnoticed Oxford manuscript that lists the impressive array of patristic and post-patristic writings on the subject of the early Easter controversy that he accumulated for his researches.
abstract:
Archbishop James Ussher is probably best known for his reckoning of the date of the creation of the world (at the beginning of the night preceeding 23 October 4004 BC). However, his calculations were all based on a meticulous study of the Old Testament and other early Christian and non-Christian chronographical writings. This paper announces the discovery of a previously-unnoticed Oxford manuscript that lists the impressive array of patristic and post-patristic writings on the subject of the early Easter controversy that he accumulated for his researches.

2014

journal volume
Peritia 24–25 (2013–2014), Turnhout: Brepols.  
Edited by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, except for reviews, edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and graphics, edited by Nick Hogan.
Edited by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, except for reviews, edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and graphics, edited by Nick Hogan.

2013

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Saints, scholars and science in early medieval Ireland”, in: Kelly, Mary, and Charles Doherty (eds), Music and the stars: mathematics in medieval Ireland, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. xiv + 249 pp + 16 (ill.). 13–20.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Eól dam seiser cloinne Cuinn: the fortunes of a twelfth-century Irish syncretistic poem”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 198–219.

2011

work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, Whitley Stokes (1830-1909). The lost Celtic notebooks rediscovered, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.
edited work
Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds), The Easter controversy of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages: its manuscripts, texts, and tables. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Galway, 18–20 July, 2008, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 10, Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.

2010

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The continuity of the Irish computistical tradition”, in: Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds.), Computus and its cultural context in the Latin West, AD 300–1200: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 5, Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. 324–347.  
abstract:
It is well known that the study of computus in Ireland in the sixth and seventh centuries was at a level not equaled anywhere else in Europe, with the possible exception of Visigothic Spain. Not so well known, however, is the fact that computistics continued to thrive in Ireland, not only into the eighth and ninth centuries, but well beyond that. In fact, the eleventh and twelfth centuries saw a high-point of scholarly activity, in the related fields of chronology and chronography, both in Latin and in the vernacular. The best known Irish scholar of the period, Marianus Scottus of Fulda and Mainz, established a pattern for computistical and chronographical studies for centuries to come. This paper presents some of the evidence for that Blütezeit.
abstract:
It is well known that the study of computus in Ireland in the sixth and seventh centuries was at a level not equaled anywhere else in Europe, with the possible exception of Visigothic Spain. Not so well known, however, is the fact that computistics continued to thrive in Ireland, not only into the eighth and ninth centuries, but well beyond that. In fact, the eleventh and twelfth centuries saw a high-point of scholarly activity, in the related fields of chronology and chronography, both in Latin and in the vernacular. The best known Irish scholar of the period, Marianus Scottus of Fulda and Mainz, established a pattern for computistical and chronographical studies for centuries to come. This paper presents some of the evidence for that Blütezeit.
edited work
Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds.), Computus and its cultural context in the Latin West, AD 300–1200: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 5, Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.

2009

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Cathach and Domnach Airgid”, in: Cunningham, Bernadette, Siobhán Fitzpatrick [eds.], and Petra Schnabel [picture ed.], Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2009. 1–8.

2007

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Tagebuch eines Iren”, Keltische Forschungen 2 (2007): 27–30.
work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, The kings depart: the prosopography of Anglo-Saxon royal exile in the sixth and seventh centuries, Quiggin Pamphlets on the Sources of Mediaeval Gaelic History 8, Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 2007. ii + 25 pp.

2005

edited work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Ireland, 400–800”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 182–234.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Hiberno-Latin literature to 1169”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 371–404.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, F. J. Byrne, and Peter Harbison, “Bibliography”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 996–1147.

2003

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Bede’s Irish computus”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, Early Irish history and chronology, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003. 201–212.
work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, Early Irish history and chronology, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003.

2002

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “A new Old Irish gloss in a Munich manuscript”, Éigse 33 (2002): 75–76.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “An Eriugenian miscellany in a Munich manuscript?”, Peritia 16 (2002): 242–249.

2001

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “A new seventh-century Irish commentary on Genesis”, Sacris Erudiri 40 (2001): 231–265.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The earliest Old Irish glosses”, in: Bergmann, Rolf, Elvira Glaser, and Claudine Moulin-Fankhänel (eds), Mittelalterliche volkssprachige Glossen: Internationale Fachkonferenz des Zentrums für Mittelalterstudien der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2. bis 4. August 1999, Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2001. 7–31.

2000

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Three weddings and a funeral: rewriting Irish political history in the tenth century”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. [ed.], Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 212–224.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Who was Palladius, ‘first bishop of the Irish’?”, Peritia 14 (2000): 205–237.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Bischoff’s Wendepunkte fifty years on”, Revue Bénédictine 110 (2000): 204–237.

1999

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Old Irish and Old English glosses in Echternach manuscripts [with appendix on Old Breton glosses]”, in: Ferrari, Michele Camillo, Jean Schroeder, and Henri Trauffler (eds), Die Abtei Echternach 698–1998, Publications du CLUDEM 15, Echternach: CLUDEM, 1999. 85–101.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Bernhard Bischoff (20.XII.1906-17.IX.1991)”, in: O'Loughlin, Thomas (ed.), The Scriptures and early medieval Ireland: proceedings of the 1993 Conference of the Society for Hiberno-Latin Studies on Early Irish Exegesis and Homilectics, Instrumenta Patristica 31, Steenbrugge, Turnhout: In Abbatia S. Petri; Brepols, 1999. 205–215.

1998

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Prosopographical analysis of Táin bó Cuailnge in a historical setting”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], New methods in the research of epic / Neue Methoden der Epenforschung, ScriptOralia 107, Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998. 153–159.
edited work
Barnard, Toby, Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and Katharine Simms (eds.), ‘A miracle of learning’: studies in manuscripts and Irish learning. Essays in honour of William O’Sullivan, Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Lebar buide meic murchada”, in: Barnard, Toby, Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and Katharine Simms (eds.), ‘A miracle of learning’: studies in manuscripts and Irish learning. Essays in honour of William O’Sullivan, Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 40–51.

1997

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The computistical works of Columbanus”, in: Lapidge, Michael (ed.), Columbanus: studies on the Latin writings, Studies in Celtic History 17, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1997. 264–270.

1996

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Bernhard Bischoff (1906–91): a memoir”, Peritia 10 (1996): 123–135.

1995

work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, Early medieval Ireland, 400–1200, Longman History of Ireland, London: Longman, 1995.
article
Borsje, Jacqueline, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, “A monster in the Indian Ocean”, Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 49 (1995): 1–11.

1993

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Irish as mediators of antique culture on the continent”, in: Butzer, Paul Leo, and Dietrich Lohrmann (eds), Science in western and eastern civilization in Carolingian times, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 1993. 41–52.

1990

work
Bischoff, Bernhard, Latin palaeography: antiquity and the Middle Ages, tr. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín and David Ganz, original title: Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (1979), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

1989

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The date, provenance, and earliest use of the works of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus”, in: Bernt, Günter, Fidel Rädle, and Gabriel Silagi (eds), Tradition und Wertung: Festschrift für Franz Brunhölzl zum 65. Geburtstag, Sigmaringen: Jan Thorbecke, 1989. 13–22.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Is the Augsburg gospel codex a Northumbrian manuscript?”, in: Bonner, Gerald, David Rollason, and Clare Stancliffe (eds), St Cuthbert, his cult and his community to AD 1200, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1989. 189–201.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Early Echternach manuscript fragments with Old Irish glosses”, in: Kiesel, Georges, and Jean Schroeder (eds), Willibrord: Apostel der Niederlande, Gründer der Abtei Echternach: Gedenkgabe zum 1250. Todestag des angelsächsischen Missionars, Luxembourg: Imprimerie Saint-Paul, 1989. 135–143.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Cummianus Longus and the iconography of Christ and the apostles in early Irish literature”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 268–279.

1988

work
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, Evangeliarum Epternacense (Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg, Cod. I.2.4° 2). Evangelistarium (Erzbischöfliches Priesterseminar St. Peter, Cod. ms. 25), Codices illuminati medii aevi 9, Munich: Helga Lengenfelder, 1988.
work
Walsh, Maura, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Cummian’s letter De controversia Paschali: together with a related Irish computistical tract De ratione conputandi, Studies and Texts 86, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1988.
CELT – De controversia Paschali, text (pp. 56–96): <link> CELT – De controversia Paschali, translation (pp. 57–95): <link>
article
Mc Carthy, Daniel P., and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, “The ‘lost’ Irish 84-year Easter table rediscovered”, Peritia 6–7 (1987–1988): 227–242.

1986

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Irish abroad in medieval Europe [Review of: Löwe, Heinz [ed.], Die Iren und Europa im früheren Mittelalter, 2 vols, Veröffentlichungen des Europa-Zentrums Tübingen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Reihe, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1982]”, Peritia 5 (1986): 445–452.
article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “New light on Palladius”, Peritia 5 (1986): 276–283.  
abstract:
Palladius, the earliest dateable figure in the history of the Irish church, has been generally treated as a ‘lost’ character, and almost all trace of the ‘Palladian’ church is believed to have disappeared. This paper argues that one text intimately associated with Palladius, his Easter table, has in fact survived and was known to Hiberno-Latin writers in the seventh century. The principles of that table are here reconstructed and its importance for the history of early Irish contacts with the continent is demonstrated.
abstract:
Palladius, the earliest dateable figure in the history of the Irish church, has been generally treated as a ‘lost’ character, and almost all trace of the ‘Palladian’ church is believed to have disappeared. This paper argues that one text intimately associated with Palladius, his Easter table, has in fact survived and was known to Hiberno-Latin writers in the seventh century. The principles of that table are here reconstructed and its importance for the history of early Irish contacts with the continent is demonstrated.

1985

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “‘New heresy for old’: Pelagianism in Ireland and the papal letter of 640”, Speculum 60 (1985): 505–516.

1984

article
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Rath Melsigi, Willibrord and the earliest Echternach manuscripts”, Peritia 3 (1984): 17–49.

As honouree

Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.