Charles Plummer

Charles Plummer

Irish texts published by CELT, edited by Plummer



1851 January 24: born Heworth, Co. Durham (England); educated at St. Michael's, Tenbury, and Magdalen College School, Oxford. 
1873: elected to a Fellowship at Corpus, Oxford, under the old Statutes which stipulated celibacy as a condition of tenure. He lived in college continuously for fifty-eight years. 
1875–1883: held a Lectureship in Modern History at Oxford; he was also Chaplain at college. 
1884: "Conversion of Loegaire and his Death" published in Revue Celtique
1885: revised text of Fortescue's Governance of England published; also "Notes on the Stowe Missal" in Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung
1887: a volume of reprints about Elizabethan Oxford, an early volume of the Oxford Historical Society. 
1891–1898: acted as College Dean. 
1892–1899: with Professor Earle worked on revising Two Saxon Chronicles
1896: published an edition of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum
1901: delivered Ford Lectures on the subject of King Alfred, published in 1902 as Life and Times of Alfred the Great
1902: turned his interest to Celtic studies, particularly the lives of the Irish saints. 
1905: two critical studies "Some new light on the Brendan legend" and "On two collections of Latin lives of Irish saints in the Bodleian Library" published in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie
1908: published edition of Cáin Eimíne Báin in Ériu
1910: the edition of the Irish Betha Farannáin appeared in Anecdota from Irish MSS., followed by a major work, the Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae in two volumes. 
1914: Latin lives of the saints Vie et Miracles de S. Laurent, Archev�que de Dublin published in Analecta Bollandiana; also this year appeared the Irish text with translation of the "Miracles of Senan" in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie
1922: Bethada Náem nÉrenn: Lives of the Irish Saints published. 
1923: "On the meaning of Ogam stones" appeared in Revue Celtique
1925: three saints' lives published as Miscellanea Hagiographica to which was appended A Tentative Catalogue of Irish Hagiography; also published Irish Litanies (Henry Bradshaw Soc.) 
1927 September 1927: died; "On the fragmentary state of the text of the Brehon Laws" published in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie

P.S. Allen, F.M. Stenton, R.I. Best: Charles Plummer, Proceedings of the British Academy (1929), 463–474. These notes are followed by a bibliography of Plummer's works, pp.474–476.


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