Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland
By (author) Lisa M. Bitel
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Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland by Lisa M. Bitel
Book DescriptionIsle of the Saints recreates the harsh yet richly spiritual world of medieval Irish monks on the Christian frontier of barbarian Europe. Lisa Bitel draws on accounts of saints' lives written between 800 and 1200 to explain, from the monks' own perspective, the social networks that bound them to one another and to their secular neighbors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801481574
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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"This book disperses the shadows in an obscure but important landscape. Lisa Bitel addresses both the history of women in early Ireland and the history of myth, legend, and superstition which surrounded them. It is a powerful and exact book and an...
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