Sharpe, Richard





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Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

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Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae
Place
Oxford
Publisher
Clarendon Press
Year
1991
Subjects and topics
Approaches
guides, introductions and surveys
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Texts
Manuscripts
Keywords
hagiography
[I. Introduction] “1. The writing of saints’ lives in medieval Ireland”
[I. Introduction] “2. The background to Acta sanctorum Hiberniae
[I. Introduction] “3. Modern scholars and their methods”
[II. The textual evidence] “4. Manuscripts of the Dublin collection”
[II. The textual evidence] “5. A paradigm of the Dublin collection Vita IV S. Brigitae
[II. The textual evidence] “6. Applying the paradigm: St Patrick and St Maedóc”
Máedóc of FernsMáedóc of Ferns
(fl. 7th century)
Áedán of Ferns
founder and patron saint of Ferna (Ferns, Co. Wexford), later also a patron saint of Drumlane, Co. Cavan, and later still of Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.
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Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
(fl. 5th century)
St Patrick
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[II. The textual evidence] “7. The collection in the Codex Salmanticensis
[II. The textual evidence] “8. Manuscripts of the Oxford collection”
Manuscripts: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 485  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 505/ff. 1-210/ff. 1-210 Killiney, Franciscan Library, MS F 1 
[II. The textual evidence] “9. A group of texts shared by S and O
[II. The textual evidence] “10. The O'Donohue group of texts in SDO
[II. The textual evidence] “11. The value of the textual evidence”
[III. The collectors and their sources] “12. The compilation of the Dublin collection”
[III. The collectors and their sources] “13. The milieux of the later collections”
[III. The collectors and their sources] “14. Conclusions and continuations”
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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