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The World of Saint Patrick

Philip Freeman


Everyone has heard of Saint Patrick, the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland, battled druids, and used the shamrock to explain the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish—but none of these stories are true. Patrick wasn’t even Irish and there were never any snakes in Ireland. The real story of Patrick and his times is even better than the tales that have grown up around him. The World of Saint Patrick brings together for the first time the greatest and most important works of early Christian Ireland in a fresh, vibrant translation for general readers. Beginning with the two deeply personal an ... More

Keywords: St. Patrick, St. Brigid, St. Brendan, Ireland, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Freeman, author
Luther College