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Betha Adamnáin: The Irish Life of Adamnán
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File DescriptionMáire Herbert Pádraig Ó Riain
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
Proof corrections by Hilary Lavelle, University of Ulster at Coleraine
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The Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project
1. First draft.
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- Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 41904200, folio 29-33.
- R. I. Best (ed.), 'Betha Adamnáin', in Osborn J. Bergin, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, ii (Halle a. S., 1908), 1020 [from Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, 41904200, ff. 29r33v].
- Maud Joynt (trans.), 'The Life of Adamnan', Celtic Revue 5 (1908) 97107.
- Máire Herbert and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds. and trans.), Betha Adamnáin, ITS 54 (London/ Cork 1988) [from Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, 41904200, ff. 29r33v].
- Caoimhín Breatnach (review of Herbert and Ó Riain, The Irish Life of Adamnán), Éigse 26 (1992) 177187.
- Paulus Geyer, Adamnanus Abt von Jona, I: sein Leben, seine Quellen, sein Verhältnis zu Pseudo-Eucherius De locis sanctis, seine Sprache (Erlangen 1895).
- Paulus Geyer, Adamnanus Abt von Jona, II: die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Schrift De locis sanctis: seine Sprache (Erlangen 1897).
- D. Meehan, (ed), Adomnan's 'De Locis Sanctis'. Scriptores Latini Hiberniae 3. (Dublin 1958) 134.
- Thomas O'Loughlin, 'The Diffusion of Adomnán's De locis sanctis in the Medieval Period', Ériu 51 (2000) 93106.
- John Carey, 'Varieties of supernatural contact in the Life of Adamnán', in: John Carey, Máire Herbert and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds.), Studies in Irish hagiography: saints and scholars (Dublin 2001) 4962.
- Thomas O'Loughlin, Adomnán and the holy places: the perceptions of an insular monk on the locations of the biblical drama (London and New York 2007).
- Jonathan Wooding, Rodney Aist, Thomas Clancy, Thomas O'Loughlin (eds), Adomnan of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker (Dublin 2010).
- For details about Adamnán's literary legacy, see William Reeves (ed. and trans.), The Life of Columba, written by Adamnan (Edinburgh 1874). This text is available on CELT in file L201040 with further bibliographical references.
- Pádraig Ó Riain, A dictionary of Irish Saints (Dublin 2011), 5355 (with bibliography).
The edition used in the digital edition
- Betha Adamnáin: the Irish life of Adamnán. Máire Herbert (ed), Pádraig Ó Riain (ed), First edition [One volume, 110 pages] Irish Texts SocietyLondon; Cork (1988) . Irish Texts Society [Cumann na Sgríbheann Gaedhilge]. , No. 54
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Created: Date range: c. 700900 Old Irish period.
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Language: [GA] The main part of the text is in Old Irish.
Language: [LA] A section at the start of the text is in Latin.