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
Dr Alexander O'Hara is a Research Fellow of the Institut für Mittelalterforschung in the Austrian Academy of Sciences and an Hon. Research Fellow of the School of History, University of St Andrews.
Professor Ian Wood is Professor of Early Medieval History in the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. His research interests focus on the history and historiography of the early Middle Ages. Previous publications include Avitus of Vienne: Letters and Selected Prose (TTH, LUP, 2002).
1. The works of Jonas of Bobbio.
2. Francia in the Days of Columbanus.
3. The Gallic Church of the Late Sixth Century.
4. Columbanus and his ascetic exile to the continent.
5. Columbanus’s legacy.
6. Jonas of Bobbio: an Italian monk in Merovingian Gaul.
7. The manuscripts of the Life of Columbanus and the structure of the text.
8. Jonas the hagiographer and his Christian sources.
9. The Second Book of the Life of Columbanus and his Disciples.
10. Language and Style.
11. Jonas’s Life of John.
12. The Life of Vedast of Arras. Author and text.
13. Conclusion - the influence of Jonas’s hagiography.
14. A note on the text and translations of the Life of Columbanus.
Jonas, The Life of Columbanus.
Verses and Hymn.
Jonas, The Life of John.
Jonas (?), The Life of Vedast.
1. Textual Variants.
2. Distribution of Biblical Quotations.
3. Parallels between Regula cuiusdam ad virgines and Jonas’s hagiographical works.
4. Three diplomas associated with Bobbio and Faremoutiers in the time of Jonas.
1. Ireland in the Days of Columbanus,
2. Francia, c. 590.
3. Burgundy c. 590-610.
4. Luxeuil and its environs.
5. Francia, c.610.
6. Early Columbanian foundations.
7. The World of Jonas.
8. The World of the Life of Vedast.
9. Arras in the Merovingian period.
This very welcome new translation is also a highly sophisticated scholarly edition. It is particularly rich in bibliography, with an extensive listing of virtually all the secondary literature on Columban and his times.
Terrence Kardong, American Benedictine Review
Yaniv Fox, Speculum
There is a richness to the material which O'Hara and Wood
have done us a great service in making more accessible. Jamie Kreiner, The Medieval Review
There is a richness to the material which O'Hara and Wood have done us a great service in making more accessible.
Jamie Kreiner, The Medieval Review
Size: 210 × 147 mm
Publication: February 13, 2017
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 64