Texts

Vita sancti Patricii‘The Life of St Patrick’

Muirchú
  • Latin
  • prose
  • Irish hagiography
Title
Vita sancti Patricii
‘The Life of St Patrick’
or Pauca de sancti Patricii peritia et virtutibus.
Author
MuirchúMuirchú (fl. 7th c.) – Author of a Life of St Patrick
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Manuscripts

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Language
  • Latin
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish hagiography

Subjects

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick / St Patrick (fl. 5th century) – No short description available
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Howlett, David [ed. and tr.], Muirchú Moccu Macthéni’s ‘Vita Sancti Patricii’: Life of Saint Patrick, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006.
[ed.] [tr.] Bieler, Ludwig [ed. and tr.], The Patrician texts in the Book of Armagh, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae 10, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1979.
62–123
[ed.] [tr.] Hood, A. B. E. [ed. and tr.], St. Patrick: his writings and Muirchu’s Life, History from the Sources: Arthurian Period Sources 9, London and Colchester: Phillimore, 1978.
[tr.] de Paor, Liam [tr.], Saint Patrick's world: the Christian culture of Ireland's apostolic age, Blackrock: Four Courts Press, 1993.
175–197
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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