Columbanus: Studies on the Latin Writings
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1997 - Religion - 315 pages
Columbanus (d.615), the Irish monk and founder of such important centres as Luxeuil and Bobbio, was one of the most influential figures in early medieval Europe. His fiery personality led him into conflict with Gallic bishops and Roman popes, and he defended his position on such matters as monastic discipline in a substantial corpus of Latin writings marked by burning conviction and rhetorical skill. However, the polish of his style has raised questions about the nature of his early training in Ireland and even about the authenticity of the writings which have come down to us under his name. The studies in this volume attempt to address these questions: by treating each of the individual writings comprehensively, and drawing on recently-developed techniques of stylistic analysis new light is shed on Columbanus and his early education in Ireland. More importantly, doubts over the authenticity of certain writings attributed to Columbanus are here authoritatively resolved, so putting the study of this cardinal figure on a sound basis.Professor MICHAEL LAPIDGE teaches in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge. Contributors: DONALD BULLOUGH, NEIL WRIGHT, CLARE STANCLIFFE, JANE STEVENSON, T.M. CHARLES-EDWARDS, DIETER SCHALLER, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, DÁIBHÍ Ó CRÓINÍN
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The thirteen sermons attributed to Columbanus and
The monastic rules of Columbanus
The penitential of Columbanus
a rhythmical poem by Columbanus?
an Easter hymn by Columbanus?
adjective Antiphonary Antiphonary of Bangor ascematus attributed to Columbanus authorship Bangor biblical Bieler Bigotian bishops Bobbio Caelius Sedulius Caesarii Arelatensis Sermones Caesarius Caesarius of Arles Caesarius's cited clause clausulae Colum Columba Columbanian Columbanus Columbanus's Columbanus's Epistulae cottidie Cummian cursus discussion early Engelbrecht enim Epistula Eusebius Eusebius Gallicanus evidence example excidio Faustus of Riez Faustus's Gallic Eusebian Gaul Gildas Gildas's Gregory Gregory's Hiberno-Latin Homilia hymn hyperbaton ibid Instr Instructio Instructio XI Ionas Ionas's Ireland Irish Jerome's Krusch Lapidge Latin letter lines Luxeuil manuscript metrical monastic monks Morin Mundus iste transibit ninth-century noun passage Patrologia Latina penance Penitential phrase planus poem Pope Precamur patrem prose quam quod Regula coenobialis Regula monachorum rhetorical saint Sancti Caesarii Arelatensis Sancti Columbani Opera Seebass sentence seventh century Smit sources stanza sunt syllables tardus thirteen sermons transl uelox uita verb verbal parallels verse Vinnian Vitae Sanctorum Walker Winterbottom words