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Saint Patrick, AD 493-1993
Anyone working on Britain and Ireland in the fifth century should pay close attention. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY A fascinating work, which sheds light on a number of dark corners. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE St Patrick's place in Irish history is celebrated, but is also the subject of intense controversy - even as to his death. Although the 1500th anniversary of that event was origin...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Boydell Press
(first published March 1993)
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In the 1960s, an animated debate took place around the subject of St. Patrick's death. One party believed it occurred in 463 and the other in 493. This book clarifies the positions and, by several different approaches, shows conclusively that Patrick died in 493. This is done exclusively by Professor Dumville. In addition, there are several peripheral chapters concerning the culture and geography of Patrick's Britain by other authors.