Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 26 Cassiodorus in Psalmos

  • Latin, Irish
  • s. ixin
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Non-Celtic manuscripts
  • parchment
Cassiodorus in Psalmos
theological and exegetical literature
Provenance and related aspects
Latin Secondary: Irish
s. ixin
Early 9th century (Meyer).
Origin, provenance
“This Laon MS was written by an Irish scribe, whether on the Continent or in Ireland one cannot say” (McNamara);(1)n. 1 Martin McNamara, ‘Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)’ in The Psalms in the early Irish Church... (2000): 58. “Whether it was written in Ireland or on the Continent is not certain” (Kenney).(2)n. 2 James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical (1966): 666.
Hands, scribes
Anonymous Irish scribe (McNamara, Kenney)
Old Irish and Latin glosses in the top margins
Codicological information
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.



Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[ed.] Adriaen, Marc [ed.], Magni Aurelii Cassiodori expositio psalmorum, Corpus Christianorum Series Latina, 97, 98, Turnhout: Brepols, 1958.  
comments: Critical edition of the commentary on the psalms by Cassiodorus
Critical edition of the main, Latin text of the commentary. Adriaen was aware of this manuscript but did not consult it for the edition.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno, “Neu aufgefundene altirische Glossen”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 173–177.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

McNamara, Martin, “Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)”, in: Martin McNamara, The Psalms in the early Irish Church, 165, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 19–142.  
57–58 (§ 212) [id. 212.]
Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies, 11, New York: Octagon, 1966.  
Chapters: I. History in Ireland; II. Ireland in the ancient world (to about A.D. 700); III. The Irish church in the ‘Celtic’ period; IV. The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: the primitive foundations; V. The monastic churches: churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; VI. The expansion of Irish Christianity (seventh to twelfth century); VII. Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture (seventh to twelfth century); VIII. The reform movement of the twelfth century.
comments: Reprints: Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 1929; First, revised reprint in 1966, with addenda and corrections by Ludwig Bieler; Records of Civilization 11. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1968; Records of Civilization 11. Dublin: Ó Táilliúir, 1979; Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1993.
666 (§ 517) [id. 517.]
Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
March 2012, last updated: September 2021