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I am doing research on St. Columba and this is THE reference book to have.Published 2 months ago by Gloria Mitchell
A most interesting account of the pre-medieval early Christian world in the UK. Adomnan, a later Abbot of the Iona Abbey goes out of his way to prove with a myriad of examples that... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Guurtje
This primary source is essential reading for anyone making a serious study of early medieval society in the "North American Archiaplego. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pictomaniac
You can read this for the life of the saint, or read it for the extensive historical notes. What might be just pieced together from Adomnan's book is well amplified by the notes,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by chp
Actually purchased this book at the recommendation of my priest. Waded through the long and dry introduction which seems to just go back and forth over which version of his life... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Barbara
The type of writing along with the language from the time can make the reading tedious. However, the topic is well worth the struggle if this is a period in history in which one... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by John S. Munroe
Angels were said to have lit the air around Saint Columba's head, and when he died the island of Iona was brightened by the Saint's ascent to heaven, flying above sea and sand with... Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by FYI
this is an awesome book. it was like reading about the Life of Christ only 1000 years later. it also reminded me of a book called, the acts of the prophet, written by pearry... Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by M. David