Saint Patrick Retold

Saint Patrick Retold❰PDF❯ ✅ Saint Patrick Retold Author Roy Flechner – A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint PatrickSaint Patrick was by his own admission a controversial figure Convicted in A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint PatrickSaint Patrick was by his own admission a controversial figure Convicted in a Saint Patrick eBook Ø trial by his elders in Britain and hounded by rumors that he settled in Ireland for financial gain the man who was to become Ireland TMs patron saint battled against great odds before succeeding as a missionary Saint Patrick Retold draws on recent research to offer a fresh assessment of Patrick TMs travails and achievements This is the first biography in nearly fifty years to explore Patrick TMs career against the background of historical events in late antiue Britain and IrelandRoy Flechner examines the likelihood that Patrick like his father before him might have absconded from a career as an imperial official responsible for taxation preferring instead to migrate to Ireland with his family TMs slaves who were his source of wealth Flechner leaves no stone unturned as he takes readers on a riveting journey through Romanized Britain and late Iron Age Ireland and he considers how best to interpret the ambiguous literary and archaeological evidence from this period of great political and economic instability a period that brought ruin for some and opportunity for others Rather than a dismantling of Patrick TMs reputation or an argument against his sainthood Flechner TMs biography raises crucial uestions about self image and the making of a reputationFrom boyhood deeds to the challenges of a missionary enterprise Saint Patrick Retold steps beyond established narratives to reassess a notable figure TMs life and legacy.


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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Saint Patrick Retold
  • Roy Flechner
  • 15 March 2016
  • 9780691184647

10 thoughts on “Saint Patrick Retold

  1. A& says:

    I loved this book it was fascinating to find out the St Patrick felt the entrance to purgatory was on Donegal If you are interested in Irish history this is a much read

  2. Peter says:

    Roy Flechner is a medievalist historian at the University College in Dublin the capital of Ireland Flechner’s 2019 biography of Saint Patrick is entitled Saint Patrick Retold The Legend and History of Ireland’s Patron Saint Flechner’s biography provides a lot of background on the life and time of Saint Patrick and how he is remembered up until the early 20th Century when he became a symbol of Irish Nationalism Flechner wanted to write a technical biography of Saint Patrick that is still accessible to the lay reader Flechner 6 I think he was successful in this regard it is technical but a non medievalist can read it and understand it I think having Flechner’s biography be technical works in his favor it makes the reader take his conclusions seriously The biography includes black and white pictures of artifacts and locations mentioned in the text Maps are also included Each chapter has footnotes Flechner’s biography successfully portrays the world of Saint Patrick In the words of Flechner Saint Patrick “would have experienced a world that through far reaching political economic and religious changes” of “late Roman Britain and late Iron Age Ireland” Flechner xv Interesting enough Saint Patrick’s writings are only written eyewitness accounts that survive from this period of British and Irish history Ibid Flechner’s biography Saint Patrick Retold is worth reading if one is interested in the world and times of Saint Patrick

  3. David Gamble says:

    I've read many books on St Patrick I'm therefore always delighted to actually read new information or new interpretations I haven't heard before Combining exegesis with multiple perspective historical analysis was in retrospect surprisingly new I very much enjoyed this but there were times where something was said and I would want to tell the writer what explain that or I'd want to demand information and it wasn't there Overall this was a treat

  4. Eimer Murphy-Bengall says:

    After reading an article about this book in the Wall Street Journal I was curious to read The book is a tidy all round history of St Patrick told in an academic yet readable way Every now and again the discussion got a bit hard going but it's easy to skip these parts and read on The book was planned in a way that lets readers read each chapter on its own if they want Recommended

  5. Louise Job says:

    If you are interested in biographies this will be a new experience for you We all know the legends but this book is about the person behind the legends How to separate the history from the legends and tell the true story What is a true story These are the uestions that the book asks There are fascinating revelations but I won't say to avoid spoils

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