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.] Walker, G. S. M. [ed.], Sancti Columbani opera, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae, 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957.
CELT – Epistulae (text): <link> CELT – Epistulae (translation): <link>
[‘Epistula V’]
[ed.] Gundlach, Wilhelm, “Columbae sive Columbani abbatis Luxoviensis et Bobbiensis epistolae”, in: Ernst Dümmler (ed.), Epistolae Karolini aevi, tomus I, 3, Berlin: Weidmann, 1892. 154–190, 720.
Collection:  Dmgh.de: <link>
[ed.] Fleming, Patrick, Collectanea sacra: seu S. Columbani Hiberni abbatis..., Louvain, 1667.
Editio princeps.

Secondary sources (select)

Wright, Neil, “Columbanus’s Epistulae”, in: Michael Lapidge (ed.), Columbanus: studies on the Latin writings, 17, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1997. 29–92.
Lapidge, Michael, and Richard Sharpe, A bibliography of Celtic-Latin literature, 400-1200, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Ancillary Publications, 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985.
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