St Patrick's contribution to Irish history has been much celebrated but is also the subject of intense controversy. This collection of essays is to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of his death - 17 March, 1993 - an event which has already been celebrated once, in 1961. The contributors to this volume, leading scholars in the field, question that death-date of 461, and here explore a number of issues, including some which suggest that 1993 should be commemorated as the saint's true death-date. With respect to the saint's career, Patrick's own impassioned "apologia pro uita sua" is a text to whose detailed message access is not easy. The later Irish sources about St Patrick are also difficult, but they cannot be cast aside; it is doubtful whether they tell us much more about St Patrick, yet they may bring us material about Palladius, sent from Rome in AD 431 as first bishop for Irish Christians, but left ultimately without subsequent history or cult in his adopted country. The invention of two Patricks seems to belong, at the latest, to the 8th century and may be a reflex of the largely successful 7th-century conflation of the careers of Palladius and Patrick. The continuing mediaeval development of the legend and cult of St Patrick has its own interest as well as illuminating a wide variety of other historical and literary-historical issues, several of which are explored in this volume.
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Descripción Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Text clean and solid; Studies in Celtic History; 344 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 185848
Descripción Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1993. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. Instructor's Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96190329
Descripción Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. clean, unmarked copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 357795
Descripción 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1993 Boydell hardcover edition. Ex library copy with stamps and labels else good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería Q8Q-VFH-GZE
Descripción 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1993 Boydell hardcover edition. Light reading wear else very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería HEN-S5K-LBU
Descripción Boydell Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's hardback in very good condition: firm, square and tight with no snags or splits, just a trifle rubbed. Complete with original dustjacket: in decent shape, just slightly rubbed and moderately edge-worn. Contents sound and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 084577
Descripción The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1993. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good+ (mylar). First Edition. 334 pps. Silver titles: sp. Green cloth bds. Interior leaves are clean and tight. This collection of essays commemorates the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Patrick-17 March 1993." Studies in Celtic History XIII." A scholarly collaboration on the development of the legend and cult of St. Patrick. Includes notes, bibliography & indices. A collection of essays on some particular problems of interpretation relating to the historical St. Patrick and his times. A very fine copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 001657