Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 485 Codex Insulensis (MS R1 or R)

  • s. xiv (?)
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Rawlinson
B 485
Codex Insulensis (MS R1 or R)
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv (?)
14th century (?). Ó Riain dates the manuscript to the late 14th century (1375 x 1394).(1)n. 1 Pádraig Ó Riain, Beatha Bharra: Saint Finnbarr of Cork: The complete Life (1994): 111–113.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
160 folios
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.



Pádraig Ó Riain, Beatha Bharra: Saint Finnbarr of Cork: The complete Life (1994): 111–113.

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.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
115–119 [id. 29.]
Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Beatha Bharra: Saint Finnbarr of Cork: The complete Life, Irish Texts Society 57, London: Irish Texts Society, 1994.
Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Plummer, Charles, “On two collections of Latin lives of Irish saints in the Bodleian library, Rawl. B. 485 and Rawl. B. 505”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 5 (1905): 429–454.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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