Philip OʼSullivan Beare
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O'Sullivan Beare (Philip)
O'Sullivan Beare (Philip)
(d. 1634 or after)
Irish historian and author, of the O'Sullivans of Beare and Bantry, who lived as an exile in Spain and Portugal, following the Nine Years’ War and the Irish defeat at Kinsale. He wrote a number of Latin treatises on subjects of Irish interest.

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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.] Caulfield, David, “The Tenebriomastix of Don Philip O'Sullivan-Beare: Poitiers, MS 259 (97): an edition of part of Book 1 (pp. 1–24 and 87–137) with introduction, translation and notes”, unpublished PhD thesis, University College Cork, 2004.

Secondary sources (select)

Caulfield, David, “The Scotic debate: Philip O’Sullivan Beare and his Tenebriomastix”, in: Jason Harris, and Keith Sidwell (eds), Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin writers and the republic of letters, Cork: Cork University Press, 2009. 109–125.
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October 2013, last updated: January 2024