Vita sancti Cunuali ‘Life of St Cunwal’

  • Latin
  • prose
Latin Life of St Cunwal (Lat. Cunualus), bishop of Tréguier, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century. BHL 2018b.
First words (prose)
  • In principio nostri operis adesse nobis precamur auxilium domini nostri Ihesu Christi ... Dum certissime sanctus Cunualus adhuc erat ni scola
Language
  • Latin
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Subjects

Cunwal
Cunwal
(supp. fl. 6th century)
Cunwal (Lat. Cunualus), bishop of Tréguier.

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Sources

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.] Oheix, André, “Une vie inédite de Saint Cunwal”, Revue Celtique 32 (1911): 154–183.
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[tr.] Certenais, Anne, Hervé Le Bihan, and Bernard Merdrignac, La vie de Saint-Cunual / Buhez Konwal, Plañvour: Hor Yezh, 1999.  

French translation of the vita of St Cunwal, by Anne Certenais; with facing translation ino modern Breton by Hervé Le Bihan; and introduction by Bernard Merdrignac.

abstract:

La traduction française a été faite par Anne Certenais dans le cadre de son mémoire de maîtrise en 1993. Ce texte resté quasi inconnu jusqu’alors apporte des éclaircissements sur la société et les croyances en Trégor au haut Moyen Âge.

Translation into modern French and Breton.

Secondary sources (select)

Poulin, Joseph-Claude, L’hagiographie bretonne du Haut Moyen Âge. Repertoire raisonné, Beihefte der Francia, 69, Ostfildern: Thorbecke, 2009.
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Bourgès, André-Yves, “La production hagiographique du scriptorium de Tréguier au XIe siècle: des miracula de saint Cunwal aux vitae des saints Tugdual, Maudez et Efflam”, Britannia Monastica 9 (2005): 55–80.
Bourgès, André-Yves, “De la vita de saint Cunwal à celles des saints Tugdual, Maudez et Efflam”, in: Collectif Trégor patrimoines (ed.), Trégor vivant: mélanges offerts à la mémoire de Nicole Chouteau, Perros-Guirec: LA TILV, 1997. 141–151.
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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