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Latin biography

Latin biography  

‘Biography’, the recording in writing of a life, is an expression retrojected from the 17th century, the standard Latin term being vita. (Other designations included passio, gesta, legenda, in some ...
literatures: Hiberno-Latin

literatures: Hiberno-Latin  

The term ‘Hiberno-Latin’ designates Latin works written in Ireland or by Irish authors working on the continent.1. First phase2. Second phase1. First phase2. Second phase1. First phaseThere ...
Navigatio Sancti Brendani

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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77 words

Popular Hiberno-Latin narrative composed by an Irish monk living on the Continent, recounting the mythical sea journey of the Irish

Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
96 words

a Hiberno-Latin narrative of the immram tale-type, composed possibly as early as the 8th and not later than the

St Brendan

St Brendan  

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Religion
(c. 486–c. 575)Irish abbot. The legend of the ‘Navigation of St Brendan’ (c.1050), describing his voyage with a band of monks to a promised land (possibly Orkney or the Hebrides), was widely popular ...

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