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Medieval Irish Saints' Lives

An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

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Medieval Irish Saints' Lives by Richard Sharpe
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This is 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 to critical examination. Richard Sharpe's pioneering analysis addresses such questions as when and where the Lives were compiled, and from what sources they derive. Dr Sharpe sets his own treatment of the collections within the wider context of Irish hagiographical studies. Formidable research underpins his lucid exposition and resolution of complex problems of historical and linguistic evidence.
Release date NZ
April 11th, 1991
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
line figure
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
438
Dimensions
145x224x30
ISBN-13
9780198215820
Product ID
2245199

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