Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus. Sanctity and Community in the Seventh Century.
Oxford University Press, 2018. 344p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity. O'Hara's thesis is a valuable contribution to what is a well-trodden, although ultimately unsolvable, debate. The main argument that Jonas intended the Life to critique the direction of the Columbanian movement in the Frankish kingdom is a plausible one, even if the particulars O'Hara leverages to convince us of this are not all sustainable or are open to alternative interpretations. Matthew Mattingly, Early Medieval Europe |a 14/06/2021 (Publisher's information).