This group of revised papers, taken from a conference held at the University of Wales in Lampeter in 2000, reflects the diversity of the different forms of saints' cults and hagiography within the Celtic regions of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Cornwall. Written by leading scholars, these fifteen studies focus on evidence from the mid 4th to early 20th century, evidence which includes saints' Lives , poetry and prose narratives referring to saints, holy wells and shrines, songs, relics, church dedications, archaeology and iconograpphy. Among the saints discussed are St Patrick, St David, St Birgit and St Brendan.
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Jane Cartwright is Lecturer in Welsh at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She is the author of Y Forwyn Fair, Santesau a Lleianod (1999) and has published widely on Celtic hagiography and medieval virginity literature.Review:
" ... informative and stimulating." Orthodox News " ... a lively read ... an exceptionally informative and well-researched collection of essays, thoroughly to be recommended." Planet "...Throughout the writing is lively and highly readable; each of the fifteen studies, as well as the editor's excellently clear introduction help to make up a fascinating and informative whole." Studia Celtica 'The Editor is to be congratulated on assembling a varied and interesting collection of papers that adds significantly to our understanding of devotion to saints in the Celtic countries and hence also has much to offer those interested in hagiography and saints' cults more generally. The consolidated list of works cited...further enhances the volume's utility.' Archaeologia Cambrensis "This book provides an invaluable insight into the world of Celtic hagiography, but is most remarkable in its tightly packed information in a highly readable form." Michael Collins, Recensioni
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Book Description University of Wales Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0708317499
Book Description University of Wales Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0708317499