Borsje (Jacqueline)

Borsje (Jacqueline): De tragedie van Fergus de koning en Dorn de slavin: een proeve van een Iers-Keltisch conflict.
In Proeven van vrouwenstudies theologie 3 (1993), pp. 207–240.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The monster in the River Ness in Vita Sancti Columbae: a study of a miracle.
In Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 27–34.
Discusses potential historical and literary contexts for Adomnán’s Vita Sancti Columbae, ii 27. A literary model is suggested from the Dialogi of Sulpicius Severus.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The bruch in the Irish version of the Sunday Letter.
In Ériu 45 (1994), pp. 83–98.
Purports to be written by Jesus Christ in heaven to inculcate Sunday observance. 1. The Sunday letter; 2. The Irish version [Epistil Ísu]; 3. The bruch [< Lat bruchus/brucus].
Borsje (J.), Ó Cróinín (D.): A monster in the Indian Ocean.
In NThT 49/1 (1995), pp. 1–11.
Edition of a pseudo-epigraphical anecdote on an Irish Leviathan from MS Rawlinson B 502, f. 46vb, Ad-fét Augustín…, here edited with English translation and a study of the origin of the Biblical sea-monster motif.
Borsje (Jacqueline): From chaos to enemy: encounters with monsters in early Irish texts. An investigation related to the process of Christianization and the concept of evil.
IPM, 29. Turnhout: Brepols, 1996. 430 pp. (Instrumenta patristica et mediaevalia, 29).
Study based on: 1. Echtra Fergusa maic Leiti; 2. Vita Sancti Columba; 3. Epistil Ísu.

Rev. by
Brian Murdoch, in Medium ævum 70/2 (2001), pp. 324-326.
Kevin Murray, in ZCP 52 (2001), pp. 302-305.
Joseph F. Nagy, in Peritia 16 (2002), p. 488.
Jonathan Wooding, in CMCS 40 (Winter, 2000), pp. 69-71.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The movement of water as symbolised by monsters in early Irish texts.
In Peritia 11 (1997), pp. 153–170.
Discusses the development of the motif of sea-monsters that move water, arguing that, although there are early references to the classical Charybdis in Hiberno-Latin texts, the connection of the two concepts is first seen in the muirdris of Echtra Fergusa maic Léti.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Kijken met een heroïsch en een monastiek oog: betrokkenheid en distantie bij het lezen van oude Ierse teksten.
In NThT 52/4 (1998), pp. 265–282.
[(In Dutch:) Looking with a heroic and a monastic eye: commitment and detachment in reading Old Irish texts.]
Borsje (Jacqueline): Omens, ordeals and oracles: on demons and weapons in early Irish texts.
In Peritia 13 (1999), pp. 224–248.
Discusses the sword ritual described in Serglige Con Culainn §2.15-17, and argues that the background for the demons mentioned in this and other texts in connection with the delivery of an oracular message about fights in the past is to be found in the Irish war goddesses (particularly the Morrígan).
Borsje (Jacqueline): Zeemonsters en de mythische dimensie van de zee.
In Madoc 13 (1999), pp. 268–276.
[(In Dutch:) Sea-monsters and the mythic dimension of the sea.]
Borsje (Jacqueline): Evil and the changing nature of monsters in early Irish texts.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Women in Columba’s Life, as seen through the eyes of his biographer Adomnán.
In Women and miracle stories (2001), pp. 87–122.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The meaning of túathcháech in early Irish texts.
In CMCS 43 (Summer, 2002), pp. 1–24.
Examines the use of this compound in early Irish literature and proposes the translation ‘with a sinister eye’.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Approaching danger: Togail bruidne Da Derga and the motif of being one-eyed.
In Identifying the Celtic (2002), pp. 75–99.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Fate in early Irish texts.
In Peritia 16 (2002), pp. 214–231.
Explores the notions of ‘passive’ and ‘active’ Fate advanced by Edward J. Gwynn (in Best1, p. 75) through a lexical study of the terms for Fate used in early Irish texts.
Borsje (Jacqueline), Kelly (Fergus): ‘The evil eye’ in early Irish literature and law.
In Celtica 24 (2003), pp. 1–39.
Part I (pp. 1-33) by J.B.: Early Irish examples of the evil eye: 1. The destructive eye [súil miledach, Birugderc, súil milltech, súil neimnech, possibly túathcháech]; 2. The angry eye [déccain aindíaraid, súil (fhéig) andíaraid]; 3. Casting the evil eye [millid, aidmillid; corrguinecht also discussed]; 4. Envy and the evil eye [for-moinethar, drochrosc, drochshúil]; 5. Protection against the evil eye. Part II (pp. 34-39) by F.K.: ‘The evil eye’ in early Irish law: a section of legal commentary (dating from around the twelfth century) attached to a four-word quotation from an Old Irish law text (No etlod tri ormath ‘Or stealing away through envy’), ed. with transl. and notes from MSS Rawlinson B 506 and TCD H 3. 18; cf. CIH i 144.34-145.5; ii 673.3-10; iii 955.1-8, 1051.17-23.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Het ‘boze’ oog in middeleeuwse Ierse wetteksten.
In Arthur, Brigit, Conn, Deirdre [Fs. Strien-Gerritsen] (2003), pp. 38–50.
[(In Dutch:) The ‘evil’ eye in medieval Irish wisdom texts.]

Cf. the Author’s discussion (in English) in Celtica 24 (2003), pp. 1-38.
Borsje (Jacqueline): De goede buren van God: verschillende vormen van inculturatie van het volk van de elfenheuvels in het middeleeuwse Ierse christendom.
In Veelkleurig christendom (2003), pp. 197–210.
[(In Dutch:) The good neighbours of God: various forms of inculturation of the people of the fairy mounds in medieval Irish Christianity.]

1. Inleiding; 2. Sint Patrick als verschijning; 3. Elfen, goden en verschijningen: overlappingen; 4. Van demonisch tot goddelijk; 5. Sint Patrick bij de bron; 6. Slot.

Revised and extended version in Boundaries of monotheism (2009), pp. 53–81.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Proinsias Mac Cana (6 juli 1926–21 mei 2004): een veelzijdige, vriendlijke geleerde.
In Kelten 23 (Aug., 2004), p. 6.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Het mensenoffer als literair motief in het middeleeuwse Ierland.
In NThT 58/1 (2004), pp. 46–60.
[(In Dutch:) Human sacrifice as a literary motif in medieval Ireland.]

{[0.]} Inleiding; 1. Offers aan de goden [Discusses annual child sacrifice in Magh Slécht from the dindshenchas tradition] 2. Funderings- of bouwoffer; 3. Plaatsvervangende offers; 4. Grafoffer; [5.] Conclusies.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Über die Identität von Nár Túathcháech aus der verlorengegangenen Erzählung Echtrae Chrimthainn Nia Náir.
In 3. Deutsches Keltologensymposium (2004), pp. 169–193.
Examines the characteristics of the various figures named Nár attested in early Irish literature.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Fled Bricrenn and tales of terror.
In Peritia 19 (2005), pp. 173–192.
Surveys the form and function of úatha or terrors in medieval Irish texts.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Demonising the enemy: a study of Congal Cáech.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Human sacrifice in medieval Irish literature.
In Strange world of human sacrifice (2007), pp. 31–54.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Úath mac Imomain und andere Schreckgespenster: phantastische Kreationen oder traditionelle Elemente des irischen mittelalterlichen Erbes.
In 4. Deutsches Keltologensymposium (2007), pp. 51–65.
Cf. Jacqueline Borsje, `Fled Bricrenn and tales of terror’, in Peritia 19 (2005), pp. 173–192.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The ‘terror of the night’ and the Morrígain: shifting faces of the Supernatural.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Druids, deer and “words of power” : coming to terms with evil in medieval Ireland.
In Coping with evil in religion and culture (2008), pp. 25–49.
Revised version in Approaches to religion and mythology in Celtic studies (2008), pp. 122–149.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Druids, deer and “words of power” : coming to terms with evil in medieval Ireland.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Monotheistic to a certain extent: the ‘good neighbours’ of God in Ireland.
In Boundaries of monotheism (2009), pp. 53–81.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Supernatural threats to kings: exploration of a motif in the Ulster Cycle and in other medieval Irish tales.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 173–194.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Rules and legislation on love charms in early medieval Ireland.
In Peritia 21 (2010), pp. 172–190.
Discusses love magic as it is presented in early Irish ecclesiastical rules and vernacular laws.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Digitizing Irish and Dutch charms.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Love magic in medieval Irish penitentials, law and literature: a dynamic perspective.
In SNe 84 (2012), pp. 6–23.
Analyses early medieval Irish descriptions of beliefs associated to witchcraft, using an episode from Bethu Brigte as a case-study.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Liefdestoverij in middeleeuws Ierland.
In Alledaags en buitengewoon (2012), pp. 97–109.
[(In Dutch:) Love charms in medieval Ireland.]
Borsje (Jacqueline): The Celtic evil eye and related mythological motifs in medieval Ireland.
SHAR, 2. Leuven: Peeters, 2012. xii + 387 pp. (Studies in the history and anthropology of religion, 2).
With a contribution by Fergus Kelly.

Rev. by
Claire Collins, in Peritia 26 (2015), pp. 224-225.
Joanne Findon, in Magic, ritual, and witchcraft 10/2 (Winter, 2015), pp. 244-247.
Heather C. Kay, in CMCS 65 (Summer, 2013), pp. 108-109.
Ilona Tuomi, in SCF 10 (2013), pp. 114-119.
Kelly (Fergus)
Borsje (Jacqueline): The second spell in the Stowe Missal.
In Lochlann [Fs. Rekdal] (2013), pp. 12–26.
Borsje (Jacqueline): A spell called Éle.
In Ulidia 3 (2013), pp. 193–212.
Borsje (Jacqueline) (ed.), Dooley (Ann) (ed.), Mac Mathúna (Séamus) (ed.), Toner (Gregory) (ed.): Celtic cosmology: perspectives from Ireland and Scotland / edited by Jacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Gregory Toner.
PIMS, 24. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2014. vi + 315 pp.
Papers from a colloquium held in Coleraine, February 14-16 2008.

Rev. by
Jessica Hemming, in Folklore 127/2 (Aug., 2016), pp. 251-253.
Colin Ireland, in Peritia 27 (2016), pp. 233-236.
Bernhard Maier, in CMCS 73 (Summer, 2017), pp. 61-63
Simon Rodway, in Celtica 28 (2016), pp. 259-262.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Celtic spells and counterspells.
In Understanding Celtic religion (2015), pp. 9–50.
Borsje (Jacqueline): Medieval Irish spells: “words of power” as performance.
In Words (2016), pp. 35–53, 468–476.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The secret of the Celts revisited.
In Religion and theology 24/1-2 (2017), pp. 130–155.
Borsje (Jacqueline): The power of words: sacred and forbidden love magic in medieval Ireland.
In Everyday life and the sacred (2017), pp. 218–248.