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An Old French verse rendering of the Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii, a Latin narrative on the adventures of an Irish knight named Owein who travels to St Patrick’s Purgatory (Station Island, Lough Derg) to atone for his sins and experiences visions of purgatory. The translation was undertaken by Marie de France towards the end of the 12th century. Aside from her prologue and epilogue, the text remains relatively faithful to its source text.

Manuscript witnesses

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS français 25407 
rubric: Des peines que sunt en purgatoire   
ff. 102ra–122vb  


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.] White-le Goff, Myriam, Marie de France, Le Purgatoire de Saint Patrick, accompagné des autres versions françaises en vers et du ‘Tractatus de purgatorio Sancti Patricii’ de H. de Saltrey, Champion classiques, Moyen Âge, 48, Paris: Honoré Champion, 2019.
[ed.] [tr.] Pontfarcy, Yolande de, Marie de France, L’Espurgatoire Seint Patriz: Édition du ms Paris B.N. fonds fr. 25407, Ktêmata, 13, Leuven: Peeters, 1995.  

Edition and translation, along with Warnke’s edition of the the Latin source text.

[ed.] Warnke, Karl, Das Buch vom Espurgatoire S. Patrice der Marie de France und seine Quelle, Bibliotheca Normannica, 9, Halle: M. Niemeyer, 1938.
Edition, with two versions of the Latin text on facing pages.
[ed.] Jenkins, Thomas Atkinson, The Espurgatoire saint Patriz of Marie de France: with a text of the Latin original, Chicago: niversity of Chicago Press, 1903.
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Secondary sources (select)

Brun, Laurent, ARLIMA: archives de littérature du moyen age, 2005–present. URL: <https://www.arlima.net/index.html>.
Shields, Hugh, “The French accounts”, in: Michael Haren, and Yolande de Pontfarcy [eds.], The medieval pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Purgatory: Lough Derg and the European tradition, Enniskillen: Clogher Historical Society, 1988. 83–98.