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Title:
In search of ancient Ireland : the origins of the Irish from neolithic times to the coming of the English
Author:
McCaffrey, Carmel.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : New Amsterdam Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiv, 286 pages : illustrations, ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781561310722

9781566635257
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from Neolithic times to the coming of England. Companion to the PBS documentary series. Marvelous. Terry Golway New York Obsever


Author Notes

Carmel McCaffrey lectures on Irish history, literature, culture, and language at Johns Hopkins University.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
1 The First Irishp. 3
2 The Age of Bronzep. 25
3 Ireland and the Celtic Culturep. 51
4 Pagan Celtic Religion and Lawsp. 74
5 St. Patrick--Patron Saint of the Irishp. 96
6 The Rise of Celtic Spiritualityp. 113
7 Saints and Scribesp. 132
8 Irish Monasteries and Scholarsp. 159
9 Raiders from the Seap. 184
10 Viking Kings in Dublinp. 202
11 Brian Boru--Emperor of the Irishp. 226
12 How the English Came to Irelandp. 245
Chronology of Early Irish Historyp. 267
Pronunciation Guidep. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 277