Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: L201041

Vita Sancti Findani

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Reidar Th. Christiansen

Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber

Proof corrections by Beatrix Färber

Funded by School of History, University College, Cork

1. First draft.

Extent of text: 2910 words


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Text ID Number: L201041

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Available with prior consent of the CELT project for purposes of academic research and teaching only. The Latin text on which this electronic edition is based is in the free domain.


We are very grateful to Emer Purcell, M. Phil., for calling our attention to this story and making available a copy to CELT. We are also grateful to Donnchadh Ó Corráin for supplying manuscript details for the Latin version.


    Manuscript sources
  1. St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, C. 23, 10th to 11th century.
  2. Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Augiensis 84, 11th century.
  3. Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 2, olim 1/4, 1143–1197. Manuscript description see P. Benediktus Gottwald, Catalogus Codicum Manu Scriptorum qui asservantur in Bibliotheca Monasterii O.S.B. Engelbergensis in Helvetia, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891, 4–11. The manuscript is available on the Internet at (
  1. Oswald Holder-Egger, Monumenta Germaniae Historica Scriptores vol. 15 (Hanover 1887; reprinted 1992) 502–506. (Reprinted in Christiansen, 148–155)
  1. James F. Kenney, The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: an introduction and guide, vol. 1 (New York: Columbia University Press 1929) 602.
  2. Paul Holm, 'The slave trade of Dublin: ninth to twelfth centuries', Peritia 6 (1986) 317–345.
  3. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'The Vikings in Scotland and Ireland in the ninth century', Peritia 12 (1998) 296–339.
  4. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'The Vikings in Ireland', in: Anne-Christine Larsen, The Vikings in Ireland (Roskilde: The Viking Ship Museum 2001) 17–29
  5. Emer Purcell, 'Ninth-century Viking entries in the Irish Annals: no 'forty years' rest', in: John Sheehan and Donnchadh Ó Corráin (eds), The Viking Age: Ireland and the West: Proceedings of the 15th Viking Congress, Cork, 2005 (Dublin 2010).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Reidar Th. Christiansen, The People of the North in Lochlann, Ed. Alf Sommerfelt. , Oslo, Universitetsforlaget (1962) volume 2page 137–164: 148–155


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The present text represents pp. 148–155 of the article. The English translation is available in a separate file. Footnotes are integrated into the electronic edition.

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Created: By monks in monastic scriptoria Date range: c.900–c.1000.

Use of language

Language: [LA] The text is in Latin.
Language: [GA] Some words are in Old Irish.
Language: [EN] The supplied title is in English.

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