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>
2–13 [‘Epistula I’]
[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.
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[ed.] Fleming, Patrick, Collectanea sacra: seu S. Columbani Hiberni abbatis..., Louvain, 1667.
See p. 157. Editio princeps from another, unknown manuscript. It was not Fleming but his publisher, Thomas Sheerin, who transcribed this text and had it included.
[tr.] Stanton, Robert, “Columbanus, Letter 1: translation and commentary”, The Journal of Medieval Latin 3 (1993): 149–168.

Secondary sources (select)

Stancliffe, Clare, “Columbanus and shunning: the Irish peregrinus between Gildas, Gaul, and Gregory”, in: Alexander OʼHara (ed.), Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 113–142.
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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