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Title: Irish hagiography and its dating : a study of the O'Donohue group of Irish saints' lives
Author: Szacillo, Judyta Aleksandra
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
The so called O'Donohue group of Irish saints' Lives has been defined and tentatively dated to circa 800 by Richard Sharpe in 1991. Sharpe's dating was based mainly on linguistic features and on the reconstruction of editorial work of medieval collectors and scribes of the manuscripts that are still extant. However, there is no scholarly consensus regarding the proposed date. This thesis offers a detailed • discussion of a Dumber of datable features that may be found in some of the O'Donohue Lives. The Lives subjected to scrutiny are: the Life of Ailbe of Emly, the Life of Ruadan of Lorrha, the Life •of Aed mac Bricc, the Life of Munnu of Taghmon and the Life of Colman Eta . The contents of these texts have been verified against the information preserved in other Irish medieval sources: annals, genealogies, martyrologies and other saints' Lives that have been assigned secure dates. I
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.603071  DOI: Not available
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