Penitential of Cummean

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©  Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Bav. Pav. Lat. 485 /0208

Seventh-century Irish text, written by Cummean of Clonfert, who died in 662 according to the Annals of Ulster. The text has a prologue, 202 canons and an epilogue. 

Manuscripts:

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodl. 311 (2122) [s.X] (fol. 001r @ LUNA).

Vatican Library, Palat. Lat. 485 [s.IX, Lorsh], ff. 101r-107v. Bibliographic references.

Editions:

J. Zettinger, ‘Das Poenitentiale Cummeani’, Archiv für katholisches Kirchenrecht 82 (1902), pp. 5-1540.

Ludwig Bieler (1963), The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, pp. 108-134.

Translations:

John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer (1938), Medieval handbooks of penance: a translation of the principal “libri poenitentiales” and selections from related documents, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 99-117.

Ludwig Bieler (1963), The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, pp. 109-135.

Commentaries:

James Kenney (1929), The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: Vol.1 Ecclesiastical. Dublin: Four Courts Press, [1993, 2nd ed. and reprinted], no. 73, p.241.

John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer (1938), Medieval handbooks of penance: a translation of the principal “libri poenitentiales” and selections from related documents, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 98-99.

Ludwig Bieler (1963), , The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, p.5-7, 13-15, 17-19.

Cyrille Vogel (1978), Les “Libri Paenitentiales”, Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental, Turnhout: Brepols, p.67-68.

Michael Lapidge and Richard Sharpe( 1985), A Bibliography of Celtic-Latin Literature 400-1200, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 601, p.154.

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Studies:

Meens, Rob (2014), Penance in Medieval Europe, 600–1200 (Cambridge: CUP), p.57-61.

Farrell, Elaine C.S.P. (forthcoming in 2017), Taboos and Penitence: Christian Conversion in Early Medieval Ireland, Studia Traditionis Theologiae, Turnhout: Brepols.

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