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Medieval Irish saints' lives : an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae

Author: Richard Sharpe
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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A study of three important late medieval collections of saints' lives. The manuscripts, written in Latin and, for the most part, relating to the lives of Irish saints, have never before been subject  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sharpe
ISBN: 0198215827 9780198215820
OCLC Number: 22112633
Description: ix, 427 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Note on references; Part I. Introduction: The writing of saints' lives in medieval Ireland; The background to Act Sanctorum Hiberniae; Modern scholars and their methods; Part II. The Textual Evidence: Manuscripts of the Dublin collection; A paradigm of the Dublin collection: Vita IV S. Brigitae; Applying the paradigm: St Patrick and St Maedoc; The collection in the Codex Salmanticensis; Manuscripts of the Oxford collection; A group of texts in SO; The O'Donohue group in SDO; The value of the textual evidence; Part III. The Collectors and Their Sources: The compilation of the Dublin collection; The milieux of the later collections; Coda; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Richard Sharpe.
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'A tour de force of meticulous scholarship, this book should have a major impact on the study of Saints' lives in general.' David Rollason, History 'a welcome and highly skilled work ... His approach Read more...

 
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