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Gildas : new approaches

Author: Michael Lapidge; D N Dumville
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 1984.
Series: Studies in Celtic history, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers evidence from Continental sources on early fifth-century Britain, and from Irish sources on Gildas' own reputation and career. This book is suitable for students of post-Roman Britain.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gildas; Gildas; Gildas, Sapiens; Gildas, Sapiens; Gildas (der Weise).; Gildas (der Weise)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lapidge; D N Dumville
ISBN: 0851154034 9780851154039
OCLC Number: 11804180
Description: 244 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The end of the Roman empire./Ian Wood --
Gildas's education and the Latin culture of sub-Roman Britain/Michael Lapidge --
Gildas and Maelgwn: problems of dating/David N. Dumville --
The chronology of De Excidio Britanniae, Book 1/David N. Dumville --
Gildas's geographical perspective./Neil Wright --
Gildas's prose style and its origins/Neil Wright --
Clausulae in Gildas's De Excidion Britanniae/Giovanni Orlandi --
Britain's iudices/Paul Schaffner --
The imagery of Gildas's De Excidion Britanniae/A.C. Sutherland --
Gildas and vernacular poetry/Patrick Sims-Williams --
Gildas as a father of the Church/Richard Sharpe --
Gildas and the Uinniau/David N. Dumville.
Series Title: Studies in Celtic history, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Lapidge and David Dumville.

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`The studies illuminate both text and context: together, they consititue an exciting stage in the entreprise, ... of recovering the history of sub-Roman Britain ... a consistently good collection'. Read more...

 
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