Manuscript Repositories

Stadtbibliothek, Schaffhausen (Switzerland)

Schaffhausen (Switzerland), Stadtbibliothek, Generalia 1

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).
Stansbury (Mark): The composition of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae.
In Peritia 17–18 (2003–2004), pp. 154–182.
Picard (J. M.): The Schaffhausen Adomnán: a unique witness to Hiberno-Latin.
In Peritia 1 (1982), pp. 216–249.
Provides a detailed analysis of the Latin orthography of the Schaffhausen (MS SS Generalia I) version of Vita Columbae.
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.
Bracken (Damian) (ed.), Graff (Eric) (ed.): The Schaffhausen Adomnán: Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, MS Generalia 1.
IMF, 1. Cork: ArCH Project, Department of History, University College Cork, 2008–2014. xx pp. + 152 plts. + 107 pp. (Irish manuscripts in facsimile, 1).
Part I: Facsimile. 2008. xx + 152 facsimile plates.
Part II. Commentary / Damian Bracken and Eric Graff, editors. 2014. 107 pp.

Contents of Pt. II: (pp. 13-16) Introduction, by Damian Bracken; (pp. 17-55) Report on the Codex Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Generalia 1, by Eric Graff; (pp. 56-69) Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Generalia 1: The history of the manuscript, by Jean-Michel Picard; (pp. 70-89) The Schaffhausen manuscript and the composition of the Life of Columba, by Mark Stansbury; (pp. 90-104) Some orthographic features of the Schaffhausen manuscript, by Anthony Harvey; (p. 105) A note on the Irish Manuscripts Commission and the Schaffhausen manuscript of Adomnán’s Vita Columbae, by Deirdre McMahon; Index.

Rev. by
Colleen M. Thomas, in Speculum 93/1 (Jan., 2018), pp. 176-177.
Pádraig P. Ó Néill, in Celtica 28 (2016), pp. 243-246.
Jonathan M. Wooding, in StH 41 (2015), pp. 177-188.
Harvey (Anthony), McMahon (Deirdre), Picard (Jean-Michel), Stansbury (Mark)
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.