Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2017

400 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

6 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9781781381762

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Jonas of Bobbio

Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Réomé, and Life of Vedast

Translated with Commentary by Alexander O'Hara and Ian Wood

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

  • The Life of Columbanus is a well-known text, but the current English translation of Book I does not use the latest (1965) edition by Michele Tosi.
  • Commentary draws on recent archaeological discoveries at Luxeuil, Columbanus' most important foundation in Francia, which have revolutionised our understanding of the saint's actual impact.
  • First English translation of The Life of John of Reome — an important text as it adds to our knowledge of the monastic movement to which the Life of Columbanus belongs.
  • Ian Wood is considered to be the world expert on the text.