Texts

Acta sanctorum Hiberniae‘Acts of the saints of Ireland’

Colgan (John)
  • Latin
  • Hiberno-Latin texts, Irish religious texts
A collection of the acts of the Irish saints, written in Latin. It covers those saints whose feast-days were believed to fall in January, February and March.
Title
Acta sanctorum Hiberniae
‘Acts of the saints of Ireland’
The title of this work, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ (‘The acts of saints of the older and greater Scotia, or Ireland, island of saints’) is commonly abbreviated to Acta sanctorum Hiberniae.
Author
John ColganColgan (John)
(d. 1658)
Mac Colgáin (Seán)
Irish Franciscan at St Anthony’s College, Louvain; scholar, theologian, editor and hagiographer.
See more
Colgan continued work begun by Aodh Buidhe Mac an Bhaird (Hugh Ward).
Language
  • Latin
Date
1645 (date of publication)
Associated items
Guaire Aidne, Cumméne Fota and Caimín of Inis CeltraGuaire Aidne, Cumméne Fota and Caimín of Inis Celtra

Classification

Hiberno-Latin textsHiberno-Latin texts
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Irish religious textsIrish religious texts
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

Colgan, John, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ, Louvain: Everard De Witte, 1645.
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Original print
Colgan, John, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ, Irish Manuscripts Commission, Reflex Facsimiles 5, facsimile ed. (1645), Dublin: Ordnance Survey, 1948.
Reproduction

Secondary sources (select)

Bieler, Ludwig, “John Colgan as editor”, Franciscan Studies 8 (1948): 1–24.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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September 2012, last updated: August 2020