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Vita sancti Albarti archiepiscopi Casellensis ‘Life of St Albert archbishop of Cashel’

  • Latin
  • prose
BHL 218.
First words (prose)
  • Sanctus Albartus natione Anglus, conversatione angelus, civis Lunnensis, vitam angelicam inter homines duxit et [...]


ff. 62–64
Preceded by the life of Erhard of Regensburg.
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS 336
ff. 227r–228
Zwettl, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 24
Melk, Stiftsbibliothek, MS M 5
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 2761
To be verified.
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 14186
  • Latin
Origin: GermanyGermany

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Regensburg, abbey of St James
Regensburg, abbey of St James
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prose (primary)




Albert of CashelAlbert of Cashel
(supp. fl. 8th century)
Albart or Albert, a patron of Cashel of dubious historicity. A 12th-century life was written for him at St James, Regensburg (Vita S. Alberti archiepiscopi Casellensis) which identifies him as an Anglo-Saxon missionary who was active in both Ireland and Bavaria, undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and died in Regensburg.
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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.] Levison, Wilhelm, “Vita Albarti archiepiscopi Casellensis”, in: Bruno Krusch, and Wilhelm Levison (eds), Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (IV), 6, Hanover, Leipzig, 1913. 21–23.
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Secondary sources (select)

Ó Riain, Diarmuid, “The Schottenklöster and the legacy of the Irish sancti peregrini”, in: Wolfram R. Keller, and Dagmar Schlüter (eds), ‘A fantastic and abstruse Latinity?’: Hiberno-Continental cultural and literary interactions in the Middle Ages, 12, Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2017. 141–164.
Weber, Stefan, Iren auf dem Kontinent: Das Leben des Marianus Scottus von Regensburg und die Anfänge der irischen ‘Schottenklöster’, Heidelberg: Mattes Verlag, 2010. xii + 874 pp.
Weber, Stefan, “Die Konstruktion eines fabulösen ‘irischen’ Heiligenlebens? Der heilige Albert, Regensburg und die Iren”, in: Dorothea Walz (ed.), Irische Mönche in Süddeutschland: literarisches und kulturelles Wirken der Iren im Mittelalter, 2, Heidelberg: Mattes, 2009. 229–304.
Ó Riain-Raedel, Dagmar, “Cashel and Germany: the documentary evidence.”, in: Damian Bracken, and Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (eds), Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006. 176–217.
Hennig, John, “St. Albert, patron of Cashel. A study in the history of diocesan episcopacy in Ireland”, Mediaeval Studies 7 (1945): 21–39.
Dennis Groenewegen
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