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Martin of Tours (Saint)
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(c. 316–397; feast day Nov 11). The writings of Sulpicius Severus about Martin are the only contemporary sources (Epistulae et dialogae [CSEL 1]; Vita Martini [SC 133–135]). In the Vita, written c. 395/397, the various episodes are only loosely linked. They are continued after Martin's death in three letters and three (or two) Dialogues, in which Sulpicius depicts Martin according to his monastic ideals. Martin was born c. 316/317 (conflicting chronology) as the son of a tribune in Pannonian Sabaria. He grew up in Pavia, and at the …

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Martin of Tours (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13660>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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