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Sun dancing : a medieval vision /
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c1997.
xi, 241 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
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London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c1997.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241).
A Look Inside
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book tells the story of Skellig Michael, one of two great rocks which rise out of the Atlantic 8 miles from Kerry. For 600 years it accommodated a monastery. Now it is a place of mystery with considerable historical significance.
Main Description
In the tradition of Simon Schama- an award winning travel writer reconstructs life on a an atlantic rock just off the Irish coast that for 600 years housed a medieval monastery.
Table of Contents
Author's Note
The Tradition
AD 588p. 3
AD 670p. 17
AD 780p. 30
AD 824p. 47
AD 950p. 60
AD 1044p. 71
AD 1222p. 88
The Evidence
Fionanp. 99
Peregrinatiop. 102
Pagans and Christiansp. 106
St. Patrickp. 110
Brendan the Navigatorp. 116
Irish Monasticismp. 122
Book Illustrationp. 125
The Scotip. 132
Antony and Cassianp. 134
The Desert Fathersp. 137
St. Antony in Artp. 144
The Irish Kings and Tarap. 149
Three Martyrdomsp. 153
The Curachp. 157
Fastingp. 160
Monastic Dressp. 165
The Gallican Creedp. 166
Skellig Michaelp. 168
Nature Worshipp. 171
The World Viewp. 173
The Buildingsp. 174
Soul-friendsp. 177
The Monastic Horariump. 179
Cu Chulainnp. 182
Two Tonsuresp. 184
The Synod of Whitbyp. 186
Columcille and Ionap. 188
Mingled Traditionsp. 190
Monastic Feudsp. 191
Penancep. 193
Sinp. 197
Poverty and Sicknessp. 198
The Vikingsp. 201
Celtic Metalworkp. 204
Skellig Birdlifep. 206
The Dancing Sunp. 207
The Irish Annalsp. 209
Brian Borup. 211
Olaf Tryggvasonp. 212
The Culdeesp. 214
Giraldus Cambrensisp. 216
The Hermitagep. 218
Origenp. 220
The Bestiariesp. 222
Hubrisp. 225
The Withdrawalp. 227
St. Benedict's Rulep. 231
Ballinskelligs and the Arroasiansp. 233
Unanswered Questionsp. 235
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