The life of Bishop Wilfrid

by Eddius Stephanus ; text, translation, and notes by Bertram Colgrave

The Life of Wilfrid offers us a graphic portrait of one of the most forceful characters in the history of the English Church: a man courageous and energetic yet at the same time litigious, ostentatious and overbearing, his life punctuated by restless travels and the most violent quarrels. Of noble birth, Wilfrid (c.634-709) gained his first experience of monastic life as a boy at Lindisfarne. Thereafter we find him at various times, crossing Gaul, staying in Lyons, visiting Rome, back in England at York, Ripon or Hexham, preaching to heathens in Sussex or Frisia, quarrelling with kings and bishops, imprisoned in Northumbria, again in Rome seeking papal support for his claims, founding monasteries in the Midlands and at last, in his old age, reconciled to those with whom he had earlier quarrelled so bitterly. Partisan but highly detailed, the Life was probably written within a decade of the saint's death. It is a remarkable account of a powerful personality who aroused affection and dislike in almost equal proportions.

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  • Introduction
  • List of abbreviations
  • Text
  • Translation
  • Notes
  • Appendix
  • Index.

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書名 The life of Bishop Wilfrid
著作者等 Colgrave, Bertram
Eddius Stephanus
Stephanus Eddius
書名別名 Vita Wilfridi
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1985, c1927
版表示 1st paperback ed
ページ数 xvii, 192 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521313872
NCID BA36454728
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言語 ラテン語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス