Bibliography — Classification Index

K 1.5: Christianity: History, Institutions: Ecclesiastical Law [Incl. Rules and Penitentials]

Bauer (Bernhard): The story of the monk and the devil.
In ZCP 65 (2018), pp. 1–27.
Compares two versions of an episode from the ‘Monastery of Tallaght’, preserved in RIA C i 2 and 3 B 23. With dipl. and norm. texts, Engl. transls., and discussion of selected linguistic features.
Nic Aongusa (Bairbre): The monastic hierarchy in twelfth century Ireland: the case of Kells.
In RíM 8/3 (1990–1991), pp. 3–20.
Studies the Kells charters (without edition).
Ní Dhonnchadha (Máirín): Birr and the law of the innocents.
In Adomnán at Birr, AD 697 (2001), pp. 13–32.
Gerriets (Marilyn): Theft, penitentials, and the compilation of the early Irish laws.
In Celtica 22 (1991), pp. 18–32.
Herbert (Máire): The world of Adomnán.
In Adomnán at Birr, AD 697 (2001), pp. 33–39.
Poppe (Erich): A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin.
In Celtica 18 (1986), pp. 35–52.
Critical edition from MSS RIA 23 P 3 and BL Additional 30512, normalised to Old Irish standard; with English translation and notes.
Etchingham (Colmán): Bishops in the early Irish church: a reassessment.
In StH 28 (1994), pp. 35–62.
Discusses episcopal status, powers and jurisdiction, with particular reference to the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
O’Loughlin (Thomas): Adomnán: a man of many parts.
In Adomnán at Birr, AD 697 (2001), pp. 41–51.
Grigg (Juliana): Aspects of the Cáin: Adomnán’s Lex Innocentium.
In JAEMA 1 (2005), pp. 41–50.
Abraham (Erin): Out of the mouths of babes: speech, innocence, and vulnerability in early medieval perceptions of childhood.
In Eolas 7 (2014), pp. 46–64.
Ó Fiannachta (Pádraig): Mainistreacha agus creideamh.
In IMN (1982), pp. 47–62.
Jaski (Bart): Cú Chuimne, Ruben and the compilation of the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
In Peritia 14 (2000), pp. 51–69.
Cheney (C. R.): Manx synodal statutes, a.d. 1230(?)-1351. Part II: Translation of Latin texts.
In CMCS 8 (Winter, 1984), pp. 51–63.
For part I, see CMCS 7 (Summer, 1984), pp. 63–89.
Ní Dhonnchadha (Máirín): The Law of Adomnán: a translation.
In Adomnán at Birr, AD 697 (2001), pp. 53–68.
Follett (Westley): Women, blood, and soul-friendship: a contextual study of two anecdotes from the Tallaght Memoir.
In Gablánach in scélaigecht [Fs. Dooley] (2013), pp. 53–68.
Ní Dhonnchadha (Máirín): The Lex innocentium: Adomnán’s law for women, clerics and youths, 697 A.D.
In Chattel, servant or citizen (1995), pp. 58–69.
Poppe (Erich): A Middle Irish poem on Éimíne’s bell.
In Celtica 17 (1985), pp. 59–72.
beg. In clocán-sa na ríg ruad (32 qq.). Critical edition (normalised) from MSS RIA 23 P 3, BL , TCD H 1. 11, and Brussels 2324–40; with English translation and notes. A versified elaboration of the narrative of Cáin Émíne Báin which it follows in the manuscripts.
Cheney (C. R.): Manx synodal statutes, a.d. 1230(?)-1351.
In CMCS 7 (Summer, 1984), pp. 63–89.
Studies external influences on three Manx ecclesiastical statutes. [1.] The statutes; [2.] Contents of the statutes; [3.] The manuscripts of the statutes (Manx Museum 2042A; Bodleian Additional C 64 (SC 28419); Gonville and Caius College 793/828); [4.] The printed editions; [5.] The present edition (based on MM 2042A with selected readings from Bodleian Additional C 64 and Gonville and Caius 793/828; with textual notes).

For part II, which contains an English translation of the Latin text, see CMCS 8 (Winter, 1984), pp. 51-63.
de Bhaldraithe (Eoin): Obedience: the doctrine of the Irish monastic rules.
In Monastic studies 14 (1983), pp. 63–84.
Charles-Edwards (Thomas): The pastoral role of the church in the early Irish laws.
In Pastoral care before the parish (1992), pp. 63–80.
Discusses the pastoral role of the early Irish church as revealed in texts of a prescriptive character. In Appendix: Inventory of relevant texts.
Bitel (Lisa): Sex, sin, and celibacy in early Christian Ireland.
In PHCC 7 (1986), pp. 65–95.
Examines the change in attitudes towards sex, as reflected in the Irish Penitentials.
Richter (Michael): Dating the Irish synods in the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
In Peritia 14 (2000), pp. 70–84.
Proposes a date posterior to the Paschal controversy of 630-640 for the celebration of the Irish synods excerpted in CCH.

In Appendix: The Irish synods in CCH (I. Synodus Hibernensis, Hibernenses; II. Synodus Romana, Romani).
Ó Murchadha (Diarmuid): The Cork decretal letter of 1199 ad.
In JCHAS 106 (2001), pp. 79–100.
Includes a discussion of all the names of monastic sites mentioned in the document (found in Registra Vaticana, vol. IV, f. 152 r-v; Latin text and translation included).
Pryce (Huw): Early Irish canons and medieval Welsh law.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 107–127.
On the influence of the Collectio canonum Hibernensis on the Laws of Hywel Dda.
Ambrose (Shannon): The Collectio canonum Hibernensis and the literature of the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine reform.
In Viator 36 (2005), pp. 107–118.
Melia (Daniel Frederick): Law and the shaman-saint.
Meens (Rob): The Irish contribution to the penitential tradition.
In Irish in early medieval Europe (2016), pp. 131–145.
Hughes (Kathleen): Synodus II S. Patricii.
In Latin script and letters [Fs. Bieler] (1976), pp. 141–147.
Howlett (David): The prologue to the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 144–149.
Edition, translation and analysis, based on five MSS ranging from the 9th to the 11th centuries.
Dumville (David N.): St. Patrick at his ‘first synod’?
In Saint Patrick 493-1993 (1993), pp. 175–178.
Ní Dhonnchadha (Máirín): The guarantor list of Cáin Adomnáin, 697.
In Peritia 1 (1982), pp. 178–215.
Edited from Rawlinson B 512 with variant readings from Brussels 2324-40. Includes an identification of most of the guarantors. Concludes that list was drawn up in 697, but that many of the titles were added later on.
O’Loughlin (Thomas): Marriage and sexuality in the Hibernensis.
In Peritia 11 (1997), pp. 188–206.
Tatsuki (Akiko): The early Irish church and marriage: an analysis of the Hibernensis.
In Peritia 15 (2001), pp. 195–207.
Stevenson (Jane Barbara): The monastic rules of Columbanus.
In Latin writings of Columbanus (1997), pp. 203–216.
Davies (Luned Mair): Isidorian texts and the Hibernensis.
In Peritia 11 (1997), pp. 207–249.
Charles-Edwards (T. M.): The construction of the Hibernensis.
In Peritia 12 (1998), pp. 209–237.
Studies the textual relationship of De contrariis causis (book 67 in recension A of Collectio canonum Hibernensis) and corresponding material in other books (21–29), and suggests that the A recension is unfinished and was released after the death of compiler Ruben of Darinis (†725), while the B recension is based on a corrected and expanded copy, possibly the work of his collaborator Cú Chuimne of Iona (†747).
Charles-Edwards (T. M.): The penitential of Columbanus.
In Latin writings of Columbanus (1997), pp. 217–239.
Howlett (David): Synodus prima Sancti Patricii: an exercise in textual reconstruction.
In Peritia 12 (1998), pp. 238–253.
From Cambridge, Corpus Christi Library, MS 279; with English translation.
Cosgrove (Art): The Armagh registers: an under-explored source for late medieval Ireland.
In Peritia 6–7 (1987–1988), pp. 307–320.
Analyses the registers as a source for social and legal history.
Breatnach (Liam): Canon law and secular law in early Ireland: the significance of Bretha nemed.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 439–459.
Discusses Bretha nemed, dated to between 721 and 742, composed in Munster by three kinsmen: Forannán (a bishop), Máel Tuile (a poet) and Báethgalach hua Búirecháin (a judge). Incl. ed. with transl. of six verses of a poem beg. Aimirgin Glungeal tuir teand by Gilla in Choimded Ua Cormaic from RIA MS D ii 1 (Bk of Uí Mhaine). Old Irish version of Collectio Canonum Hibernensis Book XLII, chaps 1-4, ed. with translation and notes from Cotton Nero A 7. Some discussion of rosc and ‘Archaic Irish’.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): A misunderstood annal: a hitherto unnoticed Cáin.
In Celtica 21 (1990), pp. 561–566.
Annals of Inisfallen, s.a. 810, is to be taken as ‘the law (or laws) concerning cows, of Darí and of Aduar son of Echen, promulgated in Mumu’.
Poppe (Erich): The list of sureties in Cáin Éimíne.
In Celtica 21 (1990), pp. 588–592.
Faris (M. J.) (ed.): The Bishops’ Synod ( “The First Synod of St Patrick” ): a symposium with text, translation and commentary / edited by M. J. Faris.
Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1976. [iv] + 63 pp. 11 plts. (ARCA: Classical and medieval texts, papers and monographs, 1).
1. Text with apparatus and translation; 2. Symposium (Introduction, by W. C. Kerr; Manuscript: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, No. 279, by A. B. Scott; The history of the text, by M. J. Faris; Some linguistic problems, by G. B. Adams; A reconsideration of some linguistic evidence, by M. J. McGann; Patricius Auxilius Isserninus, by R. H. M. Dolley); 3. Commentary; 4. Bibliography; 5. Photographs of the Manuscript.

Rev. by
Thomas Finan, in SAM 8/2 (1977), p. 446.
Adams (G. B.), Dolley (R. H. M.), Faris (M. J.), Kerr (W. C.), McGann (M. J.), Scott (A. B.)
Dumville (David N.) (ed.), Ó Néill (Pádraig P.) (ed.): Cáin Adomnáin and Canones Adomnani / edited and translated by Pádraig P. Ó Néill and David N. Dumville.
Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 2003. xl + 62 pp. 2 vols. (Basic texts for Gaelic history, 2).
Text and translation of Cáin Adomnáin based on K. Meyer 1905 (Best1, p. 228) with the omission of §§1-27.
Dumville (David N.): Councils and synods of the Gaelic early and central Middle Ages.
Quiggin memorial lectures, 3. Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 1997. ii + 62 pp.