Bibliography — Classification Index

K 2.1: Christianity: Hagiography and hagiology: General and various

Breatnach (Pádraig A.): An Irish Bollandus: Fr Hugh Ward and the Louvain hagiographical enterprise.
In Éigse 31 (1999), pp. 1–30.
Reappraisal of the work of Irish hagiologist in Louvain Fr Hugh Ward. Includes a facsimile of MS Brussels 5095-96 f. 1r (containing Ward’s signature).
MacQueen (John): Myth and the legends of the Lowland Scottish saints.
In ScS 24 (1980), pp. 1–21.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): Some bogus Irish saints.
In Ainm 3 (1988), pp. 1–8.
Anesus (Nesus), Bríg, Ciar, Conchliath, Damán, Feilic, Feimme, Medrán, Meic Mochoba, Modiúit (Modút), Ródán, Sénán, Sillán, T’eolas.
Clancy (Thomas Owen): The big man, the footsteps, and the fissile saint: paradigms and problems in studies of insular saints’ cults.
O’Loughlin (Thomas): The tombs of the saints: their significance for Adomnán.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 1–14.
Byrne (Conall): John McColgan (1592–1992).
In Donegal annual 44 (1992), pp. 3–7.
Herbert (Máire): Beathaí na Naomh.
In LCC 8 (1977), pp. 5–18.
Spears (Arthur): An Scuab as Fánaid and the XIth century pandemonium.
In Donegal annual 35 (1983), pp. 5–20.
Discusses prophecies of the Irish saints written down in the Annals, specially in relation to the comet from 1097.
Johnson (Máire): “Vengeance is mine” : saintly retribution in medieval Ireland.
In Vengeance in the middle ages (2010), pp. 5–50.
O’Sullivan (William): Correspondence of David Rothe and James Ussher, 1619-23.
In CoH 36–37 (1994–1995), pp. 7–49.
Concerns early Irish ecclesiastical history.
Johnson (Máire): The injury of insult: punishing verbal assault in Ireland’s medieval hagiography.
In ACJ 13 (2015), pp. 9–32.
Doherty (Charles): The Irish hagiographer: resources, aims, results.
In HSt, 16 (1987), pp. 10–22.
Richter (Michael): Kilians Irland.
In WDGB 51 (1989), pp. 13–19.
Ritari (Katja): From Pagan to Christian in the 7th century Irish hagiography.
In SCF 1 (2004), pp. 14–23.
Mannion (Joseph): Báetán, Cuán and Colmán: early Christian founders in East Galway.
In JGAHS 66 (2014), pp. 15–25.
Doan (James E.): A structural approach to Celtic saints’ lives.
O’Sullivan (William): A Waterford origin for the Codex Salmanticensis.
In Decies 54 (1998), pp. 17–24.
Dates this manuscript to the early 14th century and argues that it was produced at the Augustinian Priory of St. Catherine’s in Waterford.
O’Sullivan (Tomás): The miraculous production of water from rock and the impact of exegesis on early Irish hagiography.
In Eolas 3 (2009), pp. 19–50.
Lewis (Barry): St. Mechyll of Anglesey, St. Maughold of Man and St. Malo of Brittany.
In SCF 11 (2014), pp. 24–38.
McCone (Kim): An introduction to early Irish saints’ lives.
In MaynR 11 (Dec., 1984), pp. 27–51.
Olson (B. Lynette), Padel (O. J.): A tenth-century list of Cornish parochial saints.
In CMCS 12 (Winter, 1986), pp. 33–71.
Forty-eight names transcribed from MS Vaticanus Reginensis Latinus 191 with analysis of forms; suggests that the seventh name, Ruaton, may be a highly irregular rendering of Irish Ruadhán.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): The O’Donohue Lives of the Salamancan Codex: the earliest collection of Irish saints’ Lives?
In Gablánach in scélaigecht [Fs. Dooley] (2013), pp. 38–52.
Boyle (Alexander), Dilworth (Mark): Some identifications of Scottish saints.
In IR 35/1 (Spring, 1984), pp. 39–41.
Davies (Wendy): The place of healing in early Irish society.
In Sages, saints and storytellers [Fs. Carney] (1989), pp. 43–55.
Discusses healing miracles in the Vitae; remedies in early Irish law (Bretha crólige, etc.); function of the liaig and female healing; magical healing, charms.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): Malediction and benediction in the lives of the early Irish saints.
In StC 36 (2002), pp. 47–58.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Bede, Adomnán, and the writing of history.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 50–70.
Argues that the border between hagiography and history in the seventh and eighth centuries was not clearly defined.
Ireland (Colin): Penance and prayer in water: an Irish practice in Northumbrian hagiography.
In CMCS 34 (Winter, 1997), pp. 51–66.
Discusses ascetic immersion, using evidence from early Irish religious literature.
Ó Fiannachta (Pádraig): Naoimh agus filí Laidine 5ú-9ú haois.
In IMN (1979), pp. 56–68.
Boyle (Alexander): Notes on Scottish saints.
In IR 32/2 (Autumn, 1981), p. 59.
Hall (M. A.): Of holy men and heroes: the cult of saints in medieval Perthshire.
In IR 56/1 (Spring, 2005), pp. 61–88.
Herbert (Máire): Gnéithe den naomhsheanchas in Éirinn sa tréimhse réamh-Lochlannach.
In LCC 30 (2000), pp. 65–74.
Ó Fiannachta (Pádraig): Naomhsheanchas luath ár bpátrún.
In IMN (1981), pp. 65–79.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): Saints in the catalogue of Bishops of the lost Register of Clogher.
In Clogher record 14/2 (1992), pp. 66–77.
Bartlett (Robert): Cults of Irish, Scottish and Welsh saints in twelfth-century England.
In Britain and Ireland, 900-1300 (1999), pp. 67–86.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Structural patterns in early Hiberno-Latin hagiography.
In Peritia 4 (1985), pp. 67–82.
Wooding (Jonathan M.): St. Brendan’s boat: dead hides and the living sea in Columban and related hagiography.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 77–92.
Ó Laoghaire (Diarmuid): Beathaí naomh iasachta i ndeireadh na meánaoise.
In LCC 15 (1985), pp. 79–97.
Herbert (Máire): Hagiography.
In Progress in medieval Irish studies (1996), pp. 79–90.
Breatnach (Caoimhín): The significance of the orthography of Irish proper names in the Codex Salmanticensis.
In Ériu 55 (2005), pp. 85–101.
Suggests a 13th c. date of composition for MS on grounds that features of spelling reveal similarities with Irish and Anglo-Norman hands in the annals.
Stancliffe (Clare): The miracle stories in seventh-century Irish saints’ lives.
In Le septième siècle (1992), pp. 87–115.
Le Duc (Gwenaël): Irish saints in Brittany: myth or reality?
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 93–119.
In Appendix: The life of St. Senan [Latin text transcribed from MS Rennes, Bibliothèque municipale, nº 15952].
Ó Broin (Brian): Some ascension motifs in medieval Irish saints’ lives.
In Eolas 1 (2006), pp. 97–118.
Graff (Eric): A note on the divisions of time in the catalogue of the saints of Ireland.
Chekhonadskaja (Nina Y.): Der Wagen und der Wagenlenker in den irischen Heiligenleben.
In 4. Deutsches Keltologensymposium (2007), pp. 99–109.
Ní Chrábhagáin (Ciara): Disease and illness in medieval Ireland: an anthropological examination of some hagiographical material.
In RíM 24 (2013), pp. 115–133.
Examines the usage of names of illnesses and diseases occurring in the text of Bethada náem nÉrenn: 1. amlabar, bacach, bodhar, clamhdall, lobhar; 2. aillse, fiolun fionn, easbadha, cuthach; scamach, lirach, moirtin marbh, bás obann, ifreann; esláinte theinntidhe, galar cos, demhan.
Bishop (Judith L.): They kept their skirts on: gender-bending motifs in early Irish hagiography.
In Constructing gender in medieval Ireland (2013), pp. 115–132.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): Miracles and wonders in the composition of the Lives of the early Irish saints.
In Celtic hagiography (2003), pp. 136–147.
Macquarrie (Alan): Scottish saints’ legends in the Aberdeen Breviary.
González Marrero (José Antonio): Concepción, nacimiento y educación en las Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae.
In 17º Congreso “Diálogo Fe-Cultura” (2008), pp. 146–153.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): Towards a methodology in early Irish hagiography.
In Peritia 1 (1982), pp. 146–159.
Charles-Edwards (T. M.): The Northern Lectionary: a source for the Codex Salmanticensis?
In Celtic hagiography (2003), pp. 148–160.
Kerlouégan (François): Présence et culte de clercs irlandais et bretons entre Loire et Monts Jura.
In Aquitaine and Ireland in the Middle Ages (1995), pp. 189–206.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): The Louvain achievement II: hagiography.
In Irish Franciscans 1534–1990 (2009), pp. 189–200.
Johnston (Elva): Transforming women in Irish hagiography.
In Peritia 9 (1995), pp. 197–220.
Ó Riain-Raedel (Dagmar): Aspects of the promotion of Irish saints’ cults in medieval Germany.
In ZCP 39 (1982), pp. 220–234.
Examines lives of saints and other ecclesiastical material from Southern Germany for their Irish connexions.
Russell (Paul): Patterns of hypocorism in early Irish hagiography.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 237–249.
Ní Chatháin (Próinséas): The bells of the saints.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 251–257.
Discusses the native names of bells associated with particular saints: 1. Bardán (Ciaráin); 2. Bernán; 3. Bethechán; 4. Bóbán; 5. Ceolán; 6. Dub Dúaibsech; 7. Dub Díglach; 8. Finnfaídech; 9. Glasán; 10. Glúnán; 11. Udachta Pátraic.
Rekdal (Jan Erik): Vikings and saints: encounters vestan um haf.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 256–275.
On the possible influence of Irish hagiographical traditions on the formation of Norwegian and Icelandic saints’ legends and cults.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): Heroic tradition in the lives of the early Irish saints: a study in hagio-biographical patterning.
In NACCS 1 (1988), pp. 261–271.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): The study of folk-motifs in early Irish hagiography: problems of approach and rewards at hand.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 268–277.
Jankulak (Karen): Alba Longa in the Celtic regions? Swine, saints and Celtic hagiography.
In Celtic hagiography (2003), pp. 271–284.
On episodes of piglets marking the site of a saint’s first church and their possible influence by a similar episode in Rome’s foundation legend.
Rekdal (Jan Erik): Parallels between the Norwegian legend of St. Sunniva and Irish voyage tales.
Nagy (Joseph Falaky): The reproductions of Irish saints.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 278–288.
On the relationship between saints and their devotees.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): Suckling at the Breast of Christ: a spiritual lesson in an Irish hagiographical motif.
In Peritia 14 (2000), pp. 282–296.
Discusses the rare motif of breast-feeding men, occurring in the lives of Colmán Elo, Berach, and Findchú of Brí Gobhann.
Godding (Robert): Irish hagiography in the Acta sanctorum (1643–1794).
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 289–316.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): The Irish element in Welsh hagiographical tradition.
In Irish antiquity (1981), pp. 291–303.
Particularly on the development of the cult of Saint Finnbarr in Welsh hagiography.
Doherty (Charles): Some aspects of hagiography as a source for Irish economic history.
In Peritia 1 (1982), pp. 300–328.
Analyses the terminology and character of grants, tribute, taxes, service, rent and divisions of farmland mentioned in early Irish hagiography. Relations between churches and clients, and agreements between churches, are also discussed.
Herbert (Máire): Latin and vernacular hagiography of Ireland from the origins to the sixteenth century.
In Hagiographies 3 (2001), pp. 327–360.
de Vriendt (François), Philippart (Guy), Trigalet (Michel): Problèmes et premiers resultats d’une histoire générale de la littérature hagiographique.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 337–355.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Les celticismes des hagiographes irlandais du viie siècle.
In ÉtC 29 (1992), pp. 355–373.
Studies the Celtic influence in the language of the following 7th-century Hiberno-Latin hagiological texts: Vita Patricii (Muirchú), Collectanea (Tírechán), Vita Brigitae (Cogitosus) and Vita Columbae (Adomnán).
Sharpe (Richard): Quatuor sanctissimi episcopi: Irish saints before St Patrick.
In Sages, saints and storytellers [Fs. Carney] (1989), pp. 376–399.
Ailbe, Ibar, Déclán, Ciarán.
Scott (Celia): Bizarre, grotesque and macabre: gender and humour in early Irish hagiography.
In Language and power in the Celtic world (2011), pp. 381–407.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): The Catalogus praecipuorum sanctorum Hiberniae, sixty years on.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 396–430.
Provides an edition of Henry Fitzsimon’s Catalogus, based on Maynooth S 40/9 with additional material from TCD E 3. 16.
Breatnach (Pádraig A.): An inventory of Latin Lives of Irish saints from St Anthony’s College, Louvain, c.1643.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 431–438.
Edited from Rawl. B 487; with commentary.
Johnson (Máire): In the bursting of an eye: blinding and blindness in Ireland’s medieval hagiography.
In Wounds and wound repair in medieval culture (2015), pp. 448–471.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Sur l’ordre des mots dans la prose latine des hagiographes irlandais du VIIe siècle.
In Mélanges Kerlouégan (1994), pp. 483–500.
A linguistic study of the following texts: Vita sancti Patricii (Muirchú); Collectanea (Tírechán); Vita sanctae Brigitae (Cogitosus); Vita sancti Columbae (Adomnán).
Whitfield (Niamh): A suggested function for the holy well?
In Ó Carragáin studies (2007), pp. 495–563.
On the use of water from holy wells to perform baptisms, as evidenced in hagiological texts.
Gillespie (Raymond): Saints and manuscripts in sixteenth-century Breifne.
In Breifne 11/44 (2008), pp. 533–556.
Gathers evidence for the copying and compilation of saints’ lives in late 15th- and early 16th-century South and West Ulster.
Bernier (Gildas): Le lit des saints dans le folklore et l’hagiographie celtiques.
In ÉtC 15 (1976–1978), pp. 627–631.
On the association of the saint’s bed with the idea of sanctity. Also comments on OIr. lecht.
Zelzer (Michaela): Die ältesten irischen Heiligenviten un die Vita (vulgo Navigatio) sancti Brendani.
In 4. Deutsches Keltologensymposium (2007), pp. 661–667.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): A dictionary of Irish saints.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2011. 660 pp.
Rev. by
Ann Buckley, in JRSAI 141 (2011), pp. 223-226.
Stefanie Hamann, in StH 37 (2011), pp. 282-284.
Paul MacCotter, in Celtica 29 (2017), pp. 303-308.
Réamonn Ó Muirí, in SAM 24/1 (2012), pp. 309-310.
Stefan Zimmer, in ZCP 59 (2012), pp. 318-319.
Bray (Dorothy Ann): A list of motifs in the lives of the early Irish saints.
Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 1992. 138 pp. (Folklore Fellows’ communications, 252).
Rev. by
Dorothy Africa, in Speculum 71/1 (Jan., 1996), pp. 129-132.
Caoimhín Breatnach, in Éigse 31 (1999), pp. 200-202.
Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, in Béaloideas 67 (1999), pp. 194-199.
Clare Stancliffe, in CMCS 31 (Summer, 1996), pp. 73-75.
Sharpe (Richard): Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1991. ix + 427 pp.
A critical study of the three main collections of Irish saints’ lives (Dublin, Oxford, and Salmanticensis).

Rev. by
John Carey, in Speculum 68/1 (Jan., 1993), pp. 260-262.
E. Manning, in Scriptorium 46 (1992), p. 46*.
Giovanni Orlandi, in CMCS 25 (Summer, 1993), pp. 99-102.
Michael Richter, in Irish historical studies 29/115 (May, 1995), pp. 389-390.
Karl Horst Schmidt, in ZCP 46 (1994), pp. 306-308.
Pamela Sheingorn, in American historical review 97 (1992), pp. 1198-1199.
Alfred P. Smyth, in English historical review 107/424 (Jul., 1992), pp. 676-678.
Clare E. Stancliffe, in Journal of theological studies 44 (1993), pp. 378-383.
J. van der Straeten, in Analecta bollandiana 110 (1992), pp. 427-428.
Erich Poppe, in Journal of ecclesiastical history 44 (1993), pp. 111-114.
K. Walsh, in Deutsches Archiv 49 (1993), pp. 280-281.
A. Ward, in Ephemerides liturgicae 106 (1992), pp. 287-288.
A. Ward, in Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 87 (1992), p. 263.
Stalmans (Nathalie): Saints d’Irlande: analyse critique des sources hagiographiques (VIIe–IXe siècles).
Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2003. 326 pp. (Collection “Histoire” ).
Rev. by
Dorothy Ann Bray, in Peritia 17-18 (2003), pp. 560-562.
John Carey, in Speculum 80/3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 983-985.
Karen Jankulak, in IHS 34/134 (Nov., 2004), pp. 233-235.
Thomas O’Loughlin, in The Scottish historical review 84/2 (Oct., 2005), pp. 269-270.
Bonner (Gerald) (ed.), Rollason (David) (ed.), Stancliffe (Clare) (ed.): St. Cuthbert, his cult and his community to AD 1200 / edited by Gerald Bonner, David Rollason, Clare Stancliffe.
Woodbridge: Boydell, 1989. xxiii + 484 pp.
Rev. by
William O’Sullivan, in Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 80-94.