Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Pal. lat. 830 Chronicle of Máel Brigte (Marianus Scotus of Mainz)

  • Latin, Irish
  • s. xi
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • parchment

Chronicle of Máel Brigte, Marianus Scotus of Mainz.

Pal. lat. 830
Provenance and related aspects
Latin Secondary: Irish
s. xi
11th century.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand of Marianus Scottus Marianus Scottus [Máel Brigte]Marianus Scottus ... Máel Brigte
(fl. 1028–1082/3)
Marianus Scottus of Mainz
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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.

[dig. img.] Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana: digitized manuscripts, Online: Vatican Library. URL: <>.
[ed.] Mac Carthy, Bartholomew [ed. and tr.], The codex Palatino-Vaticanus, no. 830, Todd Lecture Series, 3, Dublin, 1892.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica: V. Extracts from Palatine no. 830”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 31 (1890): 248–253.  
comments: An edition of Iish texts found in the margin of Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Pal. lat. 830: (1) a king-list (f. 15va); (2) a poem on Adam’s body. beg. ‘Cenn ard Adaim étrocht rád’ (f. 38r, upper margin); (3) a poem on Adam’s 124 children, beg. ‘Cethrar cóic fichit iar fír’ (f. 40r. lower margin); (4) a poem on the war fought by Benjamin’s tribe against other children of Israel, beg. ‘Ben romarbsat fir Gaba’ (f. 47v, lower margin, and f. 48r, upper margin); and (5) quatrains from a dialogue between Patrick and Brigit (f. 147v, upper margin, and and 148r, upper margin).
Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, “The Irish marginalia in Codex Palatino-Vaticanus No. 830”, Éigse 24 (1990): 45–67.
Henry, Françoise, and G. L. Marsh-Micheli, “A century of Irish illumination (1070–1170)”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 62 C (1961–1962): 101–166.
Stevenson, Henry, and Giovanni Battista De Rossi, Codices Palatini Latini Bibliothecae Vaticanae descripti praeside I. B. Pitra, Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae codices manuscripti recensiti iubente Leone XIII, Rome: Vatican, 1886.  
comments: Pal. lat. 1–921
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
290–291 [id. 830.] Brief notice.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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