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

Richard Sharpe

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.

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  • 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

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書名 Medieval Irish saints' lives : an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae
著作者等 Sharpe, Richard
出版元 Clarendon Press
Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 ix, 427 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198215827
NCID BA13019490
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス