Patricio: cambio religioso y político en la Britania e Irlanda post-romana

Wood, Jamie (2017) Patricio: cambio religioso y político en la Britania e Irlanda post-romana. In: Autoridad y autoridades de la Iglesia Antigua. Colección Historia . Editorial Universidad de Granada, Granada, pp. 415-428. ISBN 9788433860217

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Patrick has long been celebrated as the apostle to the Irish, responsible for bringing Christianity from Britain to Ireland for the first time during the fifth century. Due to the numerous hagiographical and mythical tales that have built up around Patrick over the centuries, as well as his importance as a symbol of Irish national identity, it can be extremely difficult to disentangle fact from fiction. Recent work has sought increasingly to move away from the mythical accretions to the story of Patrick and instead to contextualise him historically, in terms of the social and political contexts in which he operated, as well as the broader religious situation in post-Roman Britain and Ireland. Rather than the singular action of a charismatic individual, when viewed in this context Patrick and his mission can be viewed as another episode in the transformation of the Roman into the medieval world on the edge of the empire.

Keywords:History, Medieval History, Early Medieval History, Religious History
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V110 Ancient History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V330 History of Religions
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 11:27

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