The Resource Saint Patrick Retold : The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint, Roy Flechner

Saint Patrick Retold : The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint, Roy Flechner

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Saint Patrick Retold : The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint
Title
Saint Patrick Retold
Title remainder
The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint
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Roy Flechner
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint PatrickSaint Patrick was, by his own admission, a controversial figure. Convicted in a trial by his elders in Britain and hounded by rumors that he settled in Ireland for financial gain, the man who was to become Ireland’s patron saint battled against great odds before succeeding as a missionary. Saint Patrick Retold draws on recent research to offer a fresh assessment of Patrick’s travails and achievements. This is the first biography in nearly fifty years to explore Patrick’s career against the background of historical events in late antique Britain and Ireland.Roy Flechner examines the likelihood that Patrick, like his father before him, might have absconded from a career as an imperial official responsible for taxation, preferring instead to migrate to Ireland with his family’s slaves, who were his source of wealth. Flechner leaves no stone unturned as he takes readers on a riveting journey through Romanized Britain and late Iron Age Ireland, and he considers how best to interpret the ambiguous literary and archaeological evidence from this period of great political and economic instability, a period that brought ruin for some and opportunity for others. Rather than a dismantling of Patrick’s reputation, or an argument against his sainthood, Flechner’s biography raises crucial questions about self-image and the making of a reputation.From boyhood deeds to the challenges of a missionary enterprise, Saint Patrick Retold steps beyond established narratives to reassess a notable figure’s life and legacy
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DE-B1597
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Flechner, Roy
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other
LC call number
BR1720.P26
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Christian saints
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
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specialized
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Saint Patrick Retold : The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint, Roy Flechner
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Captivity
  • 4. Religion in Britain and Ireland
  • 5. The Missionary Life
  • 6. Imagining Patrick in the Middle Ages
  • Epilogue: Remembering Saint Patrick
  • Cited Scholarship and Further Reading
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Patrick of Legend and of History
  • 1. Patrick’s Britain
  • 2. Patrick’s Ireland
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691190013
Other physical details
9 b/w illus. 2 maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528162
  • (DE-B1597)9780691190013
Label
Saint Patrick Retold : The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint, Roy Flechner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Captivity
  • 4. Religion in Britain and Ireland
  • 5. The Missionary Life
  • 6. Imagining Patrick in the Middle Ages
  • Epilogue: Remembering Saint Patrick
  • Cited Scholarship and Further Reading
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Patrick of Legend and of History
  • 1. Patrick’s Britain
  • 2. Patrick’s Ireland
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691190013
Other physical details
9 b/w illus. 2 maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528162
  • (DE-B1597)9780691190013

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