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Title:
Rekindling the faith : how the Irish rechristianised Europe
Author:
McMahon, Seán.
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Publication Information:
Cork : Mercier Press, 1996.
Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781856351430
Format :
Book

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Central Library BV2855.5 .M35 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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When the light of faith and learning was quenched in Northern Europe by the invation of the barbarian hordes in the 5th century AD, it was the Irish who relit it. From the 6th to the 12th centuries, Irish monks went as saints and scholars, in voluntary exile, calling themselves peregrinatores pro Christos - pilgrims for Christ.


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