The 'Annals of Multyfarnham' :
Roscommon and Connacht provenance /
edited and translated, with an introduction by Bernadette Williams.
|Main Creator:||Stephen, de Exonia, active 1272-1274|
"These annals contain the only extant medieval reference to that friary, which was burnt in 1277. A Richard de Exonia was then in charge of Roscommon Castle, and the names of his three wives and the birth of his son are recorded. The Irish names in the annals reflect familiarity with Connacht and the military activity of Áed O'Connor, King of Connacht, whose death is recorded in 1274."--Publisher's website.
Note: First half of the book is commentary and history relating to the Annals in English. Second half of book is transcription of the Latin manuscript with English translation on facing pages.
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Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, 2012.
"The author of these annals is the Franciscan friar, Stephen de Exonia ... In 1843, Aquila Smith published [i.e. edited] a Latin edition of these annals for the Irish Archaeological Society. There were a few errors that changed the context of the entries ... correct these errors, and therefore Smith's edition has been used as the basis for my revised Latin edition. "--P. 9-10.
"The so-called 'Annals of Multyfarnham' are fascinating for many reasons. They are the earliest extant Anglo-Irish Franciscan annals and were written between 1272 and 1274. The annals were given their title in the seventeenth century and this title has always been a matter of speculation. The annals are unusual in that we know the name of the author, Stephen de Exonia; we know the year he was born, 1246; we know the year he became a Franciscan friar, 1263; and we know personal information about a member of his family, Richard de Exonia."--p. 19.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-191) and index.
Physical description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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