Saturday, 21 March 2015

Uta Heil: Fulgentius of Ruspe and his exiles on Sardinia

While during the first three centuries Sardinia with its mines was a terrible "penal colony" for Christians, the conditions changed after the "Toleranzedikt" of Galerius. Nevertheless later on this isle again became a place for undesirable Christians as one can see in the biography of Fulgentius of Ruspe. During the Vandal Kingdom he, together with a group of bishops, had to leave North Africa and to stay on Sardinia for many years. This paper tries to shed some light on this center for exiled persons with its conditions, restrictions and chances.

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