Tag: Sixth Century

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: Statue of Saint-Gildas. It on the shore line in a small bay near the "Grand-Mont" (Morbihan, France) by Romary. (Wikipedia).

Saint Gildas and the Pestilent Dragon: A Meander through the Sixth-Century Landscape With a Most Notable Guru

The historical value of the pilgrimage episode in the Life of Gildas by the Monk of Ruys is defended by advancing solutions to the problems of composition-dating, integrity of tradition, motivation, and the appearance of a dragon. An approach is taken to delimiting the date of the pilgrimage in light of the Yellow Death pandemic and the geopolitics of the contemporary Mediterranean world.