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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


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


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


Sanctity and Community

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/9780190858001.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at important aspects of Jonas of Bobbio’s hagiography in relation to the broader political and social changes of the seventh century. The chapter deals with the writing and the use ... More


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