Lebor Gabala Erenn
The Book of the Taking of Ireland

Second Redaction
Stowe collection (D.5.1, D.4.1, D.1.3), Book of Lecan & Stowe D.4.3

[ ] = glossarial matter in text

Trans. R.A.S. Macalister



Lettrine



The majority of the mss. of Lebor Gabala belong to R2 . These are V, E, P, R, D, Λ, and A.

V, a ms. in the Stowe collection (R.I.A. Library), now divided into three volumes (V1 = D.5.1, V2 = D.4.1, and V3 = D.1.3)

E, a manuscript once bound up in separate folios scattered through a miscellany of scraps class-marked E.3.5 in T.C.D. Library (Gwynn's Catalogue, no. 1433, p. 308) : now collected once more into a single volume, and class-marked E.3.5., no. 2.

P, formerly in the Phillips Collection at Cheltenham, now in the National Library of Ireland, class-marked P. 10266.

R, the only ms. of the older versions not in Dublin, is an early fifteenth-century copy contained in the well-known miscellany, Rawl. B. 512, in the Bodleian Library.

D, class-marked Stowe D.4.3 in the R.I.A. Library.

Λ , the first text in The Book of Lecan (R.I. A. Library, 23.P.2).

A is the only extant paper ms. (excluding some eighteenth century copies) of any of the preCleirigh redactions. It is Stowe A.2.4 in the R.I.A. Library, and apparently belongs to the seventeenth century.



For now, I have been unable to find Vol. II of the Lebor Gabala Erenn, so I rely on John D. Mclaughlin for some parts of the text as established here.



SECTION I: From the Creation to the dispersal of the nations
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 1. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1938.)

SECTION II: The Ancestors of the Gaedil
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 2  ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.)

SECTION III: The Invasion of Cessair
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 2. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1939.)

SECTION IV: The Invasion of Partholon
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol 3. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1940.)

SECTION V: The Invasion of Nemed
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 3. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1940.)

SECTION VI: The Invasion of the Fir Bolg
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 4. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1941.)

SECTION VII: The Tuatha de Dannan
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 4. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1941.)

SECTION VIII: The Coming of the Milesians
(Lebor Gabala Erenn: Book of the Taking of Ireland. vol. 5. ed. and tr. by R. A. S. Macalister. Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1956.)



création : 30/08/2009


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