Isle of the Saints (Paperback)

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Isle of the Saints recreates the harsh yet richly spiritual world of medieval Irish monks on the Christian frontier of barbarian Europe. Lisa Bitel draws on accounts of saints' lives written between 800 and 1200 to explain, from the monks' own perspective, the social networks that bound them to one another and to their secular neighbors.

About the Author

Lisa M. Bitel is Professor of History and Religion at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Land of Women, also from Cornell, as well as Landscape with Two Saints and Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801481574
ISBN-10: 0801481570
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: February 24th, 1994
Pages: 288
Language: English