Tánaise Ríg: the earliest evidence

Dunn, M. (1999) Tánaise Ríg: the earliest evidence. Peritia, 13, pp. 249-254. (doi:10.1484/J.Peri.3.367)

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Abstract

The Rule of the master shows numerous signs of Irish influence, as well as instances of Lombard-Latin vocabulary, suggesting that it was composed, not before Benedict, but at the Columbanian monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in the seventh century. It also uses the term secundarius to mean a designated successor, a usage familiar from the Life of Alfred and comparable to the Irish tánaise ríg, confirming the antiquity of the concept and even suggesting that it may have been known as early as the time of Columbanus (†615).

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunn, Dr Marilyn
Authors: Dunn, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Peritia
Publisher:Brepols Publishers
ISSN:0332-1592
ISSN (Online):2034-6506

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