Saint Patrick's Purgatory

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Saint Patrick's Purgatory is a manuscript that describes the visions and harrowings of Purgatory experienced by a Welsh knight in an Irish holy place.


  • Translation of Latin "Tractus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii" by Henry of Slasbury into old French octosyllabic couplets composed c1190.
  • Modern translation: "Saint Patrick's Purgatory: A poem by Marie de France" trans. Michael J.Curley, (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, Birmingham, 1993) ISBN 0-86698-18-X

Dual text - translation and old French side by side, with numerous notes on similarities to other medieval texts.