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Victor of Vita
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[German Version]

cleric in Carthage and author of a Historia persecutionis Africanae provinciae dating from 487/489, which describes the situation of the Catholic Church in Africa under the Vandals. In keeping with historiographic tradition, Victor included documents; the conclusion of the Historia (III 71) and the Passio VII monachorum (CPL 800) are secondary, but not the prologue.


Works: CPL 798

M. Zink, Bischof Victors von Vita Geschichte der Glaubensverfolgung im Lande Afrika, 1883

Storia della persecuzione vandalica in Africa, ed. S.…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Victor of Vita”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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