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Luxeuil in the Merovingian Kingdom

Ian Wood

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In his Life of Columbanus, Jonas of Bobbio presents a picture of Luxeuil set deep in a forest landscape, with only intermittent contact with the outside world. Recent archaeological work at Luxeuil ... More


The Merovingian Cloister

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An analysis is made of the attitude of the early Merovingians towards monasticism in Gaul, of what they did to further it, and of the nature of monasticism in these times. The topics discussed ... More


Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From 550 to 750 monastic culture became more firmly entrenched in Western Europe. The role of monasteries and their relationship to the social world around them was transformed during this period as ... More


Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid-seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author but also a historic figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of ... More


Between Metz and Überlingen: Columbanus and Gallus in Alamannia

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After Columbanus was expelled from Luxeuil, he journeyed to Paris and Metz. Theudebert, ruler of Austrasia, proposed that Columbanus found a monastery on the eastern edges of his kingdom. Columbanus ... More


Quicumque sunt rebelles, foras exeant!: Columbanus’s Rebellious Disciple Gallus

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Columbanus is one of the most important figures in Christianization on the Continent in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. His foundations have been well studied, but one of his disciples, ... More


Columbanus, Bobbio, and the Lombards

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The monastery of Bobbio was characterized by a strong connection with the Lombard court of Pavia, beginning with the arrival of Columbanus in Italy in 612 or 613. The relations between the monastery ... More


Disputing Columbanus’s Heritage: The Regula cuiusdam patris: (with a Translation of the Rule)

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Regula cuiusdam patris, a Columbanian monastic Rule from the seventh century, in the context of the disputes sourrounding Columbanus’s legacy that arose following his death. ... More


Introduction: Columbanus and Europe

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the early Middle Ages Europe’s political landscape was significantly shaped by the emergence of new fundamental modes of identification, both ethnic and religious. These processes created new ... More


Columbanus and the Language of Concord

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The ancient language of concord expressed the desire for unity within a culturally and ethnically diverse Roman empire. Stoic cosmopolitanism, its philosophical underpinning, saw diversity as part of ... More


The Political Background to Columbanus’s Irish Career

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Jonas of Bobbio states that Columbanus’s place of birth was in the region of Leinster, and that he moved to Ulster only when he was a young adult. This chapter explores the political developments in ... More


Movers and Shakers?: How Women Shaped the Career of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers Columbanus’s cultural background and how this influenced his dealings with women, both in early medieval Ireland and on the Continent. In particular, women as inspiration, ... More


Columbanus’s Ulster Education

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the context for Columbanus’s time at Bangor and in particular the possible influence on him of the British bishop Uinniau and his own abbot, Comgall. Uinniau’s network linked ... More


Columbanus in Brittany

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Columbanus landed in Brittany and made his way into the heartland of Merovingian Gaul, where he established his monastic communities in the Vosges region of eastern France. There he encountered an ... More


Columbanus and Shunning: The Irish between Gildas, Gaul, and Gregory

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Although it is easy to read our patchy evidence about Columbanus as depicting a lone Irish figure with his deviant Easter tradition battling against a continental ecclesiastical hierarchy comprising ... More


Orthodoxy and Authority: Jonas, Eustasius, and the Agrestius Affair

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The fight against religious deviance and heresy was among the missionary activities of Columbanus’s followers, but the struggle for orthodoxy was also a problem the community had to face, most ... More


Introduction: Reading Jonas

Alexander O'Hara

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces this book’s main issues and questions. How were hagiographic texts used in the discourse of creating or recreating monastic identities? Was there a change in the social ... More


Conflicting Visions of Community: The Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter approaches Columbanus’s writings and monastic philosophy as a source for Jonas. Jonas remained silent on some issues that were important to Columbanus—calculating the date of Easter, ... More


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