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Adamnanus de Iona, Vita Columbae
Parchment · 71 pp. · 29 x 22.5 cm · Irland · between 688 and 713
Latin, Ancient Greek
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This manuscript from the island monastery of Iona (Hy) in Scotland contains the oldest and best surviving version of the biography of the Irish saint Columba, composed between 608 and 704. In this work, Adamnan, the ninth abbot of Iona, tells the life story of monastery founder Columba (Columcille in Old Irish), who lived from 519/522 to 597. This manuscript can be dated to the time between the writing of the original text and the death of Iona's Abbot (or Bishop) Dorbbene in the year 713. It is the oldest codex containing a single biography in Latin, and is among the few datable manuscripts written in the Insular script during the 7th and 8th centuries. (spe)
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Gamper Rudolf / Marti Susan, Katalog der mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen, Dietikon-Zürich 1998, S. 67–68. Ergänzungen durch Rudolf Gamper 2008.
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UCLA Reichenau-St. Gall Virtual Library
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, Nr. 313, S. 112.
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10.5076/e-codices-sbs-0001 (
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