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    DescriptionFounding father of the famous monastery on the island of Iona, a site of pilgrimage ever since his death in 597, St Columba was born into one of the ruling families in Ireland at a time of immense expansion for the Irish Church. This account of his life, written by Adomnan - the ninth abbot of Iona, and a distant relative of St Columba - describes his travels from Ireland to Scotland and his mission in the cause of Celtic Christianity there. Written 100 years after St Columba's death, it draws on written and oral traditions to depict a wise abbot among his monks, who like Christ was capable of turning water into wine, controlling sea-storms and raising the dead. An engaging account of one of the central figures in the 'Age of Saints', this is a major work of early Irish and Scottish history.


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    Title
    Life of St.Columba
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) St.Adamnan, Translated by Richard Sharpe, Introduction by Richard Sharpe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444629
    ISBN 10: 0140444629
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC1
    ECPA Christian Book Category: INSCHIBIO, CHMCHLRCC
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 270.2092
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 270.2/092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    LC classification: BR1720.C623 A3213 1991
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, DNB, QRAX
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    maps, tables, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    St Adomnan was born in Ireland c.628, a descendant of St Columba's grandfather. In 679 he became the ninth abbot of Iona. He played an important role in persuading the northern Irish churches to adopt the Catholic date for Easter, but his most famous work is his Life of St Columba. He died on Iona in 704. Dr Richard Sharp is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and since 1987 has served as a member of Oxford City Council. He is a Reader in Diplomatic in the Faculty of Modern History and a professorial fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.