Salzburg list of abbots of Iona

  • Latin
  • prose, list
An 8th-century list of abbots of Iona down to Slébéne, preserved in a confraternity book written under the auspices of Virgil of Salzburg.
Iona missal (lost)
Hypothetical missal from Iona that would have contained the list, perhaps arranged as a diptych, and served as the exemplar in Salzburg. See esp. the discussion by Ó Riain-Raedel.
  • Latin

Written between 767, when the final abbot to be mentioned, Slébéne, died, and 772, the date of death known for his successor Suibne.

prose, list (primary)



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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.] Grosjean, Paul, “Virgile de Salzbourg en Irlande”, Analecta Bollandiana 78 (1960): 92–123.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Riain-Raedel, Dagmar, “‘Wide-reaching connections’: the list of abbots from Iona in the Liber confraternitatum ecclesiae S. Petri in Salzburg”, in: Elizabeth Mullins, and Diarmuid Scully (eds), Listen, o Isles, unto me: studies in medieval word and image in honour of Jennifer O'Reilly, Cork: Cork University Press, 2011. 60–72.
Grosjean, Paul, “Virgile de Salzbourg en Irlande”, Analecta Bollandiana 78 (1960): 92–123.
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