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Corpus Christianorum
Exegetica
Psalterium Suthantoniense

P. Ó Néill (ed.)
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C+456 p., 4 colour ill., 155 x 245 mm, 2012
ISBN: 978-2-503-53601-9
Languages: Latin, English
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The so-called ‘Southampton Psalter’ (now housed at Cambridge, St John’s College, MS C. 9) was copied and decorated in Ireland in the late tenth or early eleventh century. It contains a full text of the Psalms (in the Gallican version), selected Canticles and prayers, as well as numerous accompanying glosses, mainly in Latin with some in Irish. The glosses, which appear to have been composed around the mid-ninth century, are quite unique both as a collection and (in an Irish context) for their allegorical (rather than historical) approach to interpreting the Psalms. Although they bear witness to dependence on certain Hiberno-Latin Psalter commentaries, their primary source is an anonymous commentary from southern Gaul composed in the early seventh century, the Glosa Psalmorum ex traditione seniorum. The present edition is the first one of this codex unicus whose glosses shed new light on Psalter exegesis in Early Medieval Ireland. This edition is part of the Scriptores Celtigenae subseries.

Pádraig Ó Néill, a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, works on the vernacular and Latin literatures of Early Medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.

Review
"This exemplary edition is a pleasure to use. It reveals yet more details of the hidden history of early Irish exegetical activity and extends our perception of its range and erudition." (Richard Marsden, in: Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique, 2014, 109/3-4, p. 992-994)
Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Medieval Latin Series
Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Judaeo-Christian Bible : texts criticism & exegesis
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Christian Theology & Theologians
Early Medieval (c. 650-1200)
Scholastic (c. 1200-1500)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin language
Ecclesiastical Latin language
Insular Latin language
Medieval Latin language
Latin literature
Insular Latin literature
Medieval Latin literature
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
British Isles

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