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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Roy Flechner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint Patrick. Saint 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 Irelands patron saint battled against great odds before succeeding as a missionary. Saint Patrick Retold draws on recent research to offer a fresh assessment of Patricks travails and achievements. This is the first biography in nearly fifty years to explore Patricks 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 familys 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 Patricks reputation, or an argument against his sainthood, Flechners 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 figures life and legacy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flechner, Roy
Dewey number
270.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patrick
  • Christian saints
Target audience
adult
Label
Saint Patrick retold : the legend and history of Ireland's patron saint, Roy Flechner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051135094
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691184647
Lccn
2018962693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B P275FL ; XX-AB ; [A18BP161, #42, 4@27.95, wjm/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051135094
  • (OCoLC)1051135094
Label
Saint Patrick retold : the legend and history of Ireland's patron saint, Roy Flechner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051135094
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691184647
Lccn
2018962693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B P275FL ; XX-AB ; [A18BP161, #42, 4@27.95, wjm/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051135094
  • (OCoLC)1051135094

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