Macquarrie, Alan





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Macquarrie, Alan, Legends of Scottish saints: readings, hymns and prayers for the commemorations of Scottish saints in the Aberdeen Breviary, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. lviii + 461 pp.

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Work
Legends of Scottish saints: readings, hymns and prayers for the commemorations of Scottish saints in the Aberdeen Breviary
Place
Dublin
Publisher
Four Courts Press
Year
2012
Number of pages
lviii + 461
Description
Abstract (cited)
Scotland’s first full-scale printed book is the Aberdeen Breviary, published in Edinburgh in 1510. It contains the only major collection of legends of Scottish saints. Many of the saints are of Irish origin, but the book also includes English, Welsh, Pictish and Scandinavian saints. The Breviary of Aberdeen has not been edited for 150 years. The existing facsimile edition is rare and in places untrustworthy; it is very difficult to use, without index, translation, notes or commentary. This edition is intended to make the material more accessible to scholars, local historians and general readers for future research. It is a reliable edition of a fascinating collection of legends of early saints, describing the development of their cult and also their heroic struggles, self-denial and amazing miracles, in a scholarly edition with detailed introduction, text, translation and notes.
(source: publisher (Four Courts Press))
Subjects and topics
Headings
saints of Scotland
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Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2013, last updated: June 2020