Adomnan and the Holy Places Hardback

by Thomas O'Loughlin;

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Adomnan and the Holy Places

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Adomnan, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his book, "On The Holy Places", in the closing years of the seventh century. It is a detailed account of the sites mentioned in the Christian scriptures, the overall topography, and the shrines that are in Palestine and Egypt at that time. It is neatly broken into three parts: Jerusalem, the surrounding areas, and then a few other places. Adomnan's book is an attempt to compile a biblical studies manual according to the demands of Augustine (354-430) - one of which was that there had to be an empirical withness. Adomnan wrote the work and employed Arculf as a literary device. However, he produced the desired manual which remained in use until the Reformation.Thomas O'Loughlin shows how Adomnan's work can be used to study the nature of scriptural studies in the Latin world of the time, and perceptions of space, relics, pilgrimage, and Islam. While a study of how the work was used by others, transmitted, reworked (for example by the Venerable Bede) brings unique light onto the theological world of the Carolingians.

Adomnan and the Holy Places by Thomas O'Loughlin was published by Continuum in October 2007 and is our 41432nd best seller. The ISBN for Adomnan and the Holy Places is 9780567031839.

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Details for Adomnan and the Holy Places

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (October 2007)
Number of Pages370
Thickness22 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1213230
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