Fís Mherlíno‘The vision of Merlino’

  • Medieval Irish literature
Eschatalogical allegory

Macalister lists 14 manuscripts, including:

  • Early Modern Irish?


Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature


Merlino MalignoMerlino Maligno
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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.

[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], Fís Mherlíno: The vision of Merlino, an Irish allegory, Dublin: Gill, 1905.
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A thoroughly revised version of the edition and translation which appeared in ZCP 4 (1903).
[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. S. [ed. and tr.], “The vision of Merlino”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 4 (1903): 394–455.
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Secondary sources (select)

Stokes, Whitley, “Miscellen 4-6”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 5 (1905): 185–188.
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