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Published: 07 November 2017

368 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199676224

Bookseller Code (06)

Sulpicius Severus' Vita Martini

Edited by Philip Burton

  • An edition of the Life of Martin, written around 397 ce by Sulpicius Severus, an Aquitanian lawyer turned Christian ascetic
  • Tells the story of a holy man who, against his wishes, eventually becomes Bishop of Tours
  • Provides a fascinating document of the changing nature of European society in the late fourth century as the first monasteries were founded and Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire
  • Includes a facing-page English translation and a wide-ranging literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical commentary