Ireland's Saint (Paperback)

The Essential Biography of St. Patrick

By J. B. Bury, Jon M. Sweeney (Editor)

Paraclete Press, 9781612613338, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2013

List Price: 15.99*
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Explore Patrick’s place in history, the spread of Christianity beyond the Roman Empire, how Patrick first came to Ireland, the influence of the earlier Palladius on Patrick’s work, political and social conditions at that time, and the spiritual battles with the Druids. This 21st century edition includes notes from other notable biographers, mystics, historians, and storytellers of Ireland and is an ideal place to begin any exploration of this much loved but little-known saint.

[This book was previously published in hardcover and trade paperback and is now available in this smaller format, with a new cover design, for the first time.]

About the Author

J. B. Bury (1861-1927) was an Irish historian, an expert on the Greek and Roman Empires, and the prestigious Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University.