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Sun dancing : a vision of medieval Ireland /
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Harcourt Brace, c1997.
description
xii, 284 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0151002770
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Harcourt Brace, c1997.
isbn
0151002770
catalogue key
3471299
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-284).
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, USA, 1997 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Geoffrey Moorhouse has taken his fascination with the Skellig Islands and created from it a unique work. . . . Its distinctive combination of documentary fiction and engrossing scholarship will compel many readers."-Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List and The Great Shame "Highly original, gracefully written, and carefully researched . . . Moorhouse can go deep, and his scholarship is impressive."-The Boston Globe "Moorhouse writes with eloquence and a quiet humor calculated to charm even the blackest of heathens."-The Atlantic Monthly
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Kirkus Reviews, June 1997
Booklist, August 1997
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Summaries
Main Description
Combining narrative re-creations with scholarly reflections, Moorhouse brings to life the monks of the Skellig Islands and the spirituality of medieval Ireland in a highly original, gracefully written book (Boston Globe) that is sure to fascinate lovers of Celtic history (Boston Herald). A Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Main Description
Combining narrative re-creations with scholarly reflections, Moorhouse brings to life the monks of the Skellig Islands and the spirituality of medieval Ireland in a "highly original, gracefully written" book (Boston Globe) that is "sure to fascinate lovers of Celtic history" (Boston Herald). A Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Table of Contents
Author's Note
The Tradition
AD 588p. 3
AD 670p. 19
AD 780p. 35
AD 824p. 55
AD 950p. 71
AD 1044p. 85
AD 1222p. 105
The Evidence
Fionanp. 119
Peregrinatiop. 122
Pagans and Christiansp. 126
St. Patrickp. 130
Brendan the Navigatorp. 136
Irish Monasticismp. 143
Book Illustrationp. 146
The Scotip. 154
Antony and Cassianp. 156
The Desert Fathersp. 159
St. Antony in Artp. 167
The Irish Kings and Tarap. 173
Three Martyrdomsp. 177
The Curachp. 182
Fastingp. 185
Monastic Dressp. 190
The Gallican Creedp. 192
Skellig Michaelp. 195
Nature Worshipp. 198
The World Viewp. 200
The Buildingsp. 202
Soul-friendsp. 205
The Monastic Horariump. 208
Cu Chulainnp. 212
Two Tonsuresp. 214
The Synod of Whitbyp. 216
Columcille and Ionap. 219
Mingled Traditionsp. 222
Monastic Feudsp. 223
Penancep. 225
Sinp. 230
Poverty and Sicknessp. 232
The Vikingsp. 236
Celtic Metalworkp. 240
Skellig Birdlifep. 243
The Dancing Sunp. 245
The Irish Annalsp. 247
Brian Borup. 249
Olaf Tryggvasonp. 251
The Culdeesp. 254
Giraldus Cambrensisp. 257
The Hermitagep. 259
Origenp. 261
The Bestiariesp. 263
Hubrisp. 266
The Withdrawalp. 268
St. Benedict's Rulep. 273
Ballinskelligs and the Arroasiansp. 275
Unanswered Questionsp. 278
A Bibliographyp. 281
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