Life of St Columba By Adomnan of Iona

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Life of St Columba By (author) Adomnan of Iona ISBN:9780140444629

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St Adomnan was Abbot of Iona, and his Latin prose life of its founder – St. Columba, who left his prominent Irish family and set out to found the monastery – gives a vivid portrayal of the Saint, and is one of the finest examples of medieval hagiography.

Life of St Columba By (author) Adomnan of Iona ISBN:9780140444629

 

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Weight 315 g
Dimensions 24 × 129 × 198 mm
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<p>St Adomnan was born in Ireland c.628, a descendant of St Columba's grandfather. In 679 he became the ninth abbot of Iona. He played an important role in persuading the northern Irish churches to adopt the Catholic date for Easter, but his most famous work is his Life of St Columba. He died on Iona in 704.</p><br /><p>Dr Richard Sharp is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and since 1987 has served as a member of Oxford City Council. He is a Reader in Diplomatic in the Faculty of Modern History and a professorial fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.</p>

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