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Roman soil and Roman sound in Irish hagiography. / Donkin, Lucy.

In: Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2018, p. 365-379.

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Donkin, L 2018, 'Roman soil and Roman sound in Irish hagiography', Journal of Medieval History, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 365-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/03044181.2018.1467576

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Donkin, Lucy. / Roman soil and Roman sound in Irish hagiography. In: Journal of Medieval History. 2018 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 365-379.

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