Bibliography — Classification Index

K 2.3.2: Christianity: Hagiography and hagiology: Others: Colum Cille

Picard (Jean-Michel): Adomnán’s Vita Columbae and the cult of Colum Cille in Continental Europe.
In PRIA-C 98 (1998), pp. 1–23.
Clancy (Thomas Owen): Columba, Adomnán and the cult of saints in Scotland.
In IR 48/1 (Spring, 1997), pp. 1–26.
Revised version in Spes Scotorum, pp. 3-33.
Davies (Morgan Thomas): Protocols of reading in early Irish literature: notes on some notes to Orgain Denna Ríg and Amra Coluim Cille.
In CMCS 32 (Winter, 1996), pp. 1–23.
Reflects on the philological methodology followed by medieval and modern Irish scholars and the value of their observations, focusing on practical examples from these two texts.
Macquarrie (Alan): The Offices for St. Columba (9 June) and St. Adomnán (23 September) in the Aberdeen Breviary.
In IR 51/1 (Spring, 2000), pp. 1–39.
Picard (J. M.): Adomnán and the writing of the Life of Columba.
In Donegal annual 37 (1985), pp. 3–18.
Mc Carthy (Daniel P.): The chronology of Saint Columba’s life.
Lamont (W. D.): Where is Adamnán’s Hinba?
In WHNQ 7 (Jun., 1978), pp. 3–6.
Addendum in WHNQ 12 (1980), pp. 10-15.

Suggests Hinba is the island of Gunna between Coll and Tiree in the Inner Hebrides.
Follett (Westley): An allegorical interpretation of the monastic voyage narratives in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Eolas 2 (2007), pp. 4–27.
Bhreathnach (Edel): Columban churches in Brega and Leinster: relations with the Norse and the Anglo-Normans.
In JRSAI 129 (1999), pp. 5–18.
Lacey (Brian): Medieval Columban pilgrimages in Derry and Donegal.
In Donegal annual 61 (2009), pp. 6–20.
O’Donnell (Eunan): The holy wells of Saint Colum Cille.
In Donegal annual 49 (1997), pp. 7–11.
MacKay (William R.): Hinba again.
In WHNQ 9 (Jan., 1979), pp. 8–17.
vs. W. D. Lamont, in WHNQ 7 (1978), pp. 3-6.
Herbert (Máire): The legacy of Colum Cille and his monastic community.
In The cultures of Europe (1994), pp. 9–20.
Ó Fiannachta (Pádraig): Betha Choluimb Chille.
In LCC 15 (1985), pp. 11–33.
Bannerman (John): Comarba Coluim Cille and the Relics of Columba.
In IR 44/1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 14–47.
MacDonald (Aidan): Aspects of the monastic landscape in Adomnan’s Life of Columba.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 15–30.
Ó hEarcáin (Marius): Columcille san fhabhalscéalaíocht.
In Donegal annual 49 (1997), pp. 24–36.
Conrad-O’Briain (Helen): Grace and election in Adomnán’s Vita S. Columbae.
In Hermathena 172 (Summer, 2002), pp. 25–38.
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.
Bannerman (John): The Scottish takeover of Pictland and the relics of Columba.
In IR 48/1 (Spring, 1997), pp. 27–44.
Revised version in Spes Scotorum, pp. 71-94.
Herbert (Máire): The Vita Columbae and Irish hagiography: a study of Vita Cainnechi.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 31–40.
Herbert (Máire): The world of Adomnán.
In Adomnán at Birr, AD 697 (2001), pp. 33–39.
Lacey (Brian): Columba, founder of the monastery of Derry? — ‘mihi manet incertus’.
In JRSAI 128 (1998), pp. 35–47.
Lacey (Brian): A lost Columban turas in Derry.
In Donegal annual 49 (1997), pp. 39–41.
Ritari (Katja): Adomnan’s Life of St Columba.
In Treasures of Irish Christianity (2012), pp. 40–42.
Woods (David): Four notes on Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 16 (2002), pp. 40–67.
1. The destruction of an Italian town: 1.28; 2. The death of Guaire mac Aidáin: 1.47; 3. Cormac and the little sea monsters: 2.41; 4. The ordination of Aidán mac Gabráin: 3.5.
Stalmans (Nathalie): Le jugement de l’âme dans la Vie de Columba.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 41–48.
Morris (Lawrence P.): Did Columba’s tunic bring rain? Early medieval typological action and modern historical method.
In Quaestio insularis 1 (2000), pp. 45–65.
ad Vita S. Columbae II.xliv (as ed. by A. O. Anderson and M. O. Anderson, 1991).
Wesseling (Margaret): Structure and image in the Altus prosator: Columba’s symmetrical universe.
In PHCC 8 (1990), pp. 46–57.
Harvey (Anthony): Retrieving the pronunciation of early Insular Celtic scribes: the case of Dorbbēne.
In Celtica 22 (1991), pp. 48–63.
Based on the proper names in Adomnán’s Vita Sancti Columbae, MS Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek Generalia 1 (wr. in the early 8th c. by Dorbbēne, prob. in Iona).
Enright (Michael J.): Prophets and princes on Isles of Ocean: a ‘call’ for an Old Testament style regime in Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 21 (2010), pp. 56–135.
Discusses the influence of Old Testament prophetic themes on Adomnán’s political thought.
Russell (Paul): In aliis libris: adaptation, re-working and transmission in the commentaries to Amra Choluim Chille.
In Authorities and adaptations (2014), pp. 63–93.
Discusses the development of the three earliest versions of commentary on the Amra (as preserved in LU, Liber hymnorum, and Rawl. B 502) by means of a detailed study of the sections of commentary on §§ 4 and 52.
O’Reilly (Jennifer): Adomnán and the art of teaching spiritual sons.
In Adomnán of Iona (2010), pp. 67–94.
Lacey (Brian): Colum Cille’s first steps as a baby.
In A grand gallimaufry [Nick Maxwell essays] (2010), pp. 67–68.
On Cédimthecht Choluim Cille, a place name in Co. Donegal.
Rekdal (Jan Erik): The Irish ideal of pilgrimage as reflected in the tradition of Colum Cille.
Herbert (Máire): The preface to Amra Coluim Cille.
Ní Annracháin (Máire): An gearrán a chaoin.
In LCC 11 (1980), pp. 77–96.
Discusses the relationship of Colum Cille with nature.
Bourke (Cormac): Peregrinatio Columbae.
In The island of St. Patrick (2004), pp. 79–88.
Enright (Michael J.): Royal succession and abbatial prerogative in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 4 (1985), pp. 83–103.
Studies the episodes concerning the ordination of Aidán mac Gabráin as overking of Dál Riata and the designation of his son Echaid Buide as his successor, arguing these are based on Biblical models and written for political purposes.
MacDonald (Aidan): The church names in Adamnán’s Life of Columba.
In Nomina 8 (1984), pp. 83–84.
Wood (Ian): Columbanian monasticism: a contested concept.
In Irish in early medieval Europe (2016), pp. 86–100.
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.
Dumville (David N.): Derry, Iona, England, and the governance of the Columban church.
In Derry and Londonderry history and society (1999), pp. 91–114.
Meckler (Michael): Carnal love and priestly ordination on sixth-century Tiree.
In IR 51/2 (Autumn, 2000), pp. 95–108.
On the episode in Adomnán’s Life of Columba concerning the ordination of Áed Dub by Finchán.
Picard (Jean-Michel): Schaffhausen Generalia 1 and the textual transmission of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae on the continent.
In Texts and transmission (2002), pp. 95–102.
Picard (Jean-Michel): William Reeves and the edition of the Life of St. Columba: the Continental connection.
Taylor (Simon): Columba east of Drumalban: some aspects of the cult of Columba in eastern Scotland.
In IR 51/2 (Autumn, 2000), pp. 109–128.
Sharpe (Richard): Roderick MacLean’s Life of St. Columba in Latin verse (1549).
In IR 42/2 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 111–132.
Klüppel (Theo): Eremus und Peregrinatio: Adomnans Vita sancti Columbae.
In Irische Mönche in Süddeutschland (2009), pp. 113–130.
Ó Riain (Pádraig): Trí eachtraí as beatha bhéil Cholaim Chille.
In LCC 15 (1985), pp. 115–126.
Miles-Watson (Jonathan): Adomnán, vanquisher of binary opposition: a structural analysis of the miracles in the second book of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Northern studies 38 (2004), pp. 123–133.
Herbert (Máire): Beatha Mheán-Ghaeilge Cholm Cille.
In LCC 15 (1985), pp. 127–137.
Breatnach (Caoimhín): Foinsí an leagain de Bheatha Cholaim Chille a scríobhadh faoi stiúradh Mhaghnuis Uí Dhomhnaill.
In Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin (2007), pp. 127–138.
Argues that Rawl. B 514 can’t have been the copy prepared specially for Maghnus Ó Domhnaill, and suggests that the scribe of Franciscan A 19 may have had access to a now lost copy of the Liber hymnorum.
Doherty (Rosemarie): Iona and Colum Cille.
In Donegal annual 58 (2006), pp. 127–140.
Byrnes (Michael): The Árd Ciannachta in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae: a reflection of Iona’s attitude to the Síl nÁeda Slaine in the late seventh century.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 127–136.
Comments on the inclusion of the anecdote on the Árd Ciannachta in Vita Columbae II.4, suggesting it is motivated by Adomnán’s disapproval of Síl nÁeda Sláine expansion at the expense of Ciannachta territory in Brega.
Dumville (David): Primarius cohortis in Adomnán’s Life of Columba.
In SGS 13/1 (Autumn, 1978), pp. 130–131.
ad Vita Columbae §I.33 (as ed. by A. O. Anderson and M. O. Anderson 1961).
Woods (David): Crowd-control in sixth-century Clonmacnoise (Adomnán, VC 1.3).
In Ériu 60 (2010), pp. 131–136.
Lambkin (Brian): ‘Emigrants’ and ‘exiles’: migration in the early Irish and Scottish church.
In IR 58/2 (Nov., 2007), pp. 133–155.
Ritari (Katja): How should Christians lead their lives? An exploration of the image of lay people in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In SCF 2 (2005), pp. 138–151.
Meckler (Michael): Colum Cille’s ordination of Áedán mac Gabráin.
In IR 41/2 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 139–150.
Watson (Seosamh): Dúchas Naomh Colm Cille in Éirinn agus in Albain.
In Donegal annual 63 (2011), pp. 145–159.
Stansbury (Mark): The composition of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 154–182.
MacDonald (A. D. S.): Iona’s style of government among the Picts and Scots: the toponymic evidence of Adomnán’s Life of Columba.
In Peritia 4 (1985), pp. 174–186.
Examines the pattern of survival of the names given by Adomnán principally to Columban churches in Scotland and Ireland.
Márkus (Gilbert): The Bibles of Saint Columba.
In IR 44/2 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 181–185.
Lambkin (Brian): Colum Cille and the lorg bengánach: ritual migration from Derry.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 182–198.
Fraser (James E.): Adomnán, Cumméne Ailbe, and the Picts.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 183–198.
On the treatment of the Picts in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
Tanaka (Miho): Iona and the kingship of Dál Riata in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 199–214.
Rekdal (Jan Erik): The implications of “orality-literacy” for the understanding of the sixteenth-century Life of Colum Cille.
Ó Súilleabháin (Pádraig): Beatha Cholaim Chille: an chóip atá i LS A 8.
In Celtica 11 (1976), pp. 203–213.
Linguistic analysis of text in Franciscan MS A 8 (predates 1545). Incl. a brief vocabulary of words and idioms uncommon before the 16th century, and an index of words discussed under a section on ‘spelling’. With references to A. O’Kelleher and G. Schoepperle's 1918 edition (Best2 1956).
Scully (Diarmuid): The third voyage of Cormac in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae: analogues and context.
In Ó Carragáin studies (2007), pp. 209–230.
Picard (Jean-Michel): The cult of Columba in Lotharingia (9th-11th centuries): the manuscript evidence.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 221–236.
Dubuisson (Daniel): The apologues of Saint Columba and Solon, or the ‘third function’ denigrated.
In JIES 6/3-4 (Fall/Winter, 1978), pp. 231–242.
ad Bórama §§ 95-105 (as ed. by W. Stokes 1892).
Salvaneschi (Enrica): Columb Cille mac Eithne.
In Romanobarbarica 5 (1980), pp. 239–257.
Analyses the phrase mac Eithne (Tiughraind Bhécáin §22) as ‘son of almond’.
MacDonald (A. D. S.): Aspects of the monastery and monastic life in Adomnán’s Life of Columba.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 271–302.
Discussion of Adomnán’s terms for physical features of monasteries. [1.] The monastery (e.g. Lat. monasterium, cenubium, cella, cellula, ec(c)lesia); [2.] The church and cemetery (e.g. Lat. ec(c)lesia, oratorium, exedra (cf. ? Ir. airdam), cubiculum); [3.] The domestic buildings (e.g. Lat. monasterium, magna domus, domus, domucula, hospitium / hospitiolum, habitaculum, lectulus); [4.] The plate(ol)a monasterii; [5.] Desertum and peregrinatio (e.g. desertum (> OIr. dísert), herimum).
Rekdal (Jan Erik): A controversy over copyright: the episode of Colum Cille’s copying of St. Finnian’s psalter in Mánus Ó Domhnaill’s Betha Colaim Chille.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 325–335.
Picard (Jean-Michel): The strange death of Guaire mac Áedáin.
In Sages, saints and storytellers [Fs. Carney] (1989), pp. 367–375.
Discusses an anecdote occurring in Vita Columba I.47.
O’Reilly (Jennifer): Columba at Clonmacnoise.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 380–390.
Examines the scriptural parallels in Vita Columbae I, 3 (the episode of Columba and Ernéne son of Crasén).
Ritari (Katja): Librán as monastic archetype.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 391–400.
Disusses the religious themes occurring in Vita Columbae II, 39.
Silke (J.): Colum Cille’s teachers.
In Donegal annual 32 (1980), pp. 487–490.
Sharpe (Richard): Maghnus Ó Domhnaill’s source for Adomnán’s Vita S. Columbae and other Vitae.
In Celtica 21 (1990), pp. 604–607.
Sharpe (Richard): Adomnán of Iona: Life of St. Columba / translated by Richard Sharpe.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995. xx + 406 pp. maps, geneal. tbls.
Translation based on A. O. Anderson and M. O. Anderson, 1961 (= BILL: 8084; 2nd ed. Oxford, 1991); with Introduction, Notes, Bibliography, Index.

Rev. by
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, in Peritia 10 (1996), pp. 410-412.
Anderson (Alan Orr) (ed.), Anderson (Marjorie Ogilvie) (ed.): Adomnán’s life of Columba / edited and translated by the late Alan Orr Anderson and by Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson; revised by Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson.
OMT. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991. lxxxiv + 263 pp. (Oxford medieval texts).
Text of Schaffhausen, MS Generalia 1; with Introduction, Facsimiles, Appendix, Indexes.

Rev. by
Alan MacQuarrie, in The Scottish historical review 72/2 (Oct., 1993), pp. 213-215.
Mac Giolla Chomhaill (Anraí) (ed.): Beatha Cholm Cille: sleachta as Betha Colaim Cille a thiomsaigh Mánas Ó Dónaill sa bhliain 1532 A.D. / arna cur in eagar i litriú na linne seo mar aon le réamhrá, nótaí, foclóir agus innéacsanna ag Anraí Mac Giolla Chomhaill.
Baile Átha Cliath: F.N.T., 1981. 226 pp.
Rev. by
Pádraig Ó hAdhmaill, in SAM 10/1 (1980/1981), pp. 248-249.
Finlay (Ian): Columba.
London: Gollancz, 1979. 254 pp.
Rev. by
Gordon Donaldson, in The Scottish historical review 59/2 (Oct., 1980), pp. 193-195.
Herbert (Máire): Iona, Kells, and Derry: the history and hagiography of the monastic familia of Columba.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1988. xiii + 327 pp.
Part I: The history of the monastic federation of Colum Cille; Part II: The Columban hagiography [On Vita Columbae, Betha Adamnáin, and Betha Coluim Cille]; Part III: Texts [Edition of the Irish life of Colum Cille, based on the Leabhar Breac text with variant readings from King’s Inns 10, Egerton 91, BNF celtique et basque 1, Book of Lismore, RIA 24 P 25 and NLS 72.1.40. With English translation and textual notes].

Rev. by
Dauvit Broun, in CMCS 34 (Winter, 1997), p. 125.
John Carey, in Speculum 65/3 (Jul., 1990), pp. 690-692.
T. M. Charles-Edwards, in Medium Aevum 59/2 (1990), p. 295.
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 33 (1997), pp. 314-315.
Tomas Ó Cathasaigh, in Éigse 24 (1990), pp. 192-195.

Lacey (Brian): Medieval and monastic Derry: sixth century to 1600.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2013. x + 166 pp.
Stansbury (Mark): Iona scribes and the rhetoric of legibility.
Quiggin memorial lectures, 16. Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 2014. 43 pp.
Discusses the status and activity of Insular (specially Iona) scribes, and offers a detailed study of the textual layout of the Schaffhausen MS of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.