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Life of St Columba

Author: Adamnan, Saint; Richard Sharpe
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although related to one of the ruling families of Ireland, Columba (c. 521-97) became a central figure in the "Age of Saints" by setting out from his native land and founding his famous monastery on the island of Iona. It was from here that priests and monks played a key role in converting the Picts of Scotland, here that countless penitents came on pilgrimages and that the King of Dalriada (Argyll) came to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Columba, Saint; Columba, Saint; Columba, (saint ;; Columba, Saint of Iona.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adamnan, Saint; Richard Sharpe
ISBN: 0140444629 9780140444629
OCLC Number: 35279286
Notes: Translation of: Vita S. Columbae.
Description: 406 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: St. Columba, his early life --
St. columba, 'an island soldier' --
St. Columba and the Irish --
St. Columba and the Picts --
St. Columba's death, his successors --
Adomnian of Iona, Abbot and statesman --
Adomnian and the writing of the Life --
The Island and monastery of Iona --
The Columban community after Adomnan --
The Later history of Iona --
The Medieval legend of St. Columba --
The Modern legend of St. Columba. The Life of St. Columba : Manuscripts and editions --
Personal names --
Peoples and dynasties --
Place names --
Dates --
St. Collumba's name --
St. Mochta's porphecy --
Adomnian's informants --
St. Columba's lineage --
King Oswald's baptism --
St. Munnu of Taghmon --
The Foundation of Derry --
St. Baithiene, Second Abbot of Iona --
The Name of Iona --
The Foundation of Durrow --
St. Cainnech of Aghaboe --
St. Colmian Elo of Lynally --
The Whirlpool of Corryvreckan --
iAeian mae Galbriain, King of Dalriada --
Domnall mad iaedo, King of Ireland --
St. Lasrien, third Abbot of Iona --
St. Lastien, third Abbot of Iona. St. Columba's servant Diarmait --
The burial ground of Iona --
Monasteries of Tiree --
The Copying of books in Iona --
Dairmait mac Cerbaill, King of Ireland --
The Monastery of Hinba --
The Meeting of the Kings at Druim Cett --
St. Comgall of Bangor --
St. Uinniau --
The Monastic office in Iona --
Synods in the Irish church --
Aldfrith, King of Northumbria --
The List of St. Columba's companions --
The Royal ordination of iAedn --
Cummiene's book --
The Burial of St. Odran --
The Monastic building at Iona --
The Church of Eigg --
Fergnae, fourth Abbot of Iona --
St. Columba's burial place.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Vita S. Columbae.
Responsibility: Adomnán of Iona ; translated by Richard Sharpe.

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Founding father of the famous monastery on the island of Iona, a site of pilgrimage ever since his death in 597, St Columba was born into one of the ruling families in Ireland at a time of immense  Read more...

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