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.  
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.
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MacQuarrie, Alan, “Scottish saints' legends in the Aberdeen breviary”, in: Steve Boardman, and Eila Williamson (eds), The cult of saints and the Virgin Mary in medieval Scotland, 28, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010. 143–157.
Macquarrie, Alan [ed. and tr.], “The Office for St Blane (10 August) in the Aberdeen Breviary”, The Innes Review 52 (2001): 111–135.
Macquarrie, Alan [ed. and tr.], “The Offices for St Columba (9 June) and St Adomnán (23 September) in the Aberdeen Breviary”, The Innes Review 51 (2000): 1–39.
Macquarrie, Alan, The saints of Scotland: essays in Scottish church history AD 450–1093, Edinburgh: Donald, 1997.
Macquarrie, Alan, “Lections for Strathclyde saints in the Aberdeen Breviary: some problems of sources”, Records of the Scottish Church History Society 26 (1996): 31–54.
Macquarrie, Alan [ed. and tr.], “Lections for St Constantine’s Day (11 March) in the Aberdeen Breviary”, Annual Report of the Society of Friends of Govan Old 5 (1995): 25–32.
MacQuarrie, Alan, “Medieval Scotland”, in: Guy Philippart (ed.), Hagiographies: histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire en Occident des origines à 1550, vol. 1, 1, Turnhout: Brepols, 1994. 487–501.
Macquarrie, Alan, “Vita sancti Servani: the life of St Serf”, Innes Review 44:2 (1993): 122–152.
Macquarrie, Alan, “The career of Saint Kentigern of Glasgow: vitae, lectiones and glimpses of fact”, The Innes Review 37:1 (Spring, 1986): 3–24.
Macquarrie, Alan, “The ideal of the Holy War in Scotland, 1296-1330”, The Innes Review 32:2 (Autumn, 1981): 83–92.


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