the lion and the cross a novel of saint patrick and ancient ireland

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The Lion And The Cross

Author : Joan Lesley Hamilton
ISBN : 9781480417830
Genre : Fiction
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The man who would become Ireland’s beloved patron saint confronts his destiny during the tumultuous Dark Ages in this vibrant, enthralling novel In 410 CE, arrogant sixteen-year-old Magonus Sucatus Patricius denounces Christianity as a religion for cowards when the Roman legions withdraw, leaving Britain vulnerable to raiders from the west. Determined to wield a sword despite being the grandson of a priest, the affluent young man is taken captive by barbarians and sold into slavery to a cruel Irish king. On a mountaintop in Eire, a shepherd strips him of his grand Roman name and calls him Padraic, marking him a man of no consequence. Set against the magnificent backdrop of ancient Ireland and based on available historical facts, Saint Patrick’s Confession, and Celtic myth, this gripping novel follows Patrick as he finds his faith while fighting to escape bondage in Eire. Friendship with a king, love for a queen, and enmity with the druids who fear his God will embroil him in a civil war in a land from which he will struggle to flee—only to be called to return.

102 Books Pamphlets And Articles In Periodicals Relating To Saint Patrick

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105043124895
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The Everything Irish History Heritage Book

Author : Amy Hackney Blackwell
ISBN : 9781605505107
Genre : History
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There's more to being Irish than kissing a Blarney Stone! Few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical legacy. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the ancient sites and burgeoning cities of this enchanted island to immerse themselves in its rich literary, musical, and political heritage. The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book introduces readers to the people, places, and events that have shaped the past and given rise to the unique culture of the Irish people. From the Iron Age to the economic renaissance, this comprehensive account familiarizes readers with Ireland's history and acquaints them with the climate, food, language, and sports that make it truly unique. Features exhaustive coverage of: Celtic mythology and ancient folklore The Irish literary tradition--from The Book of Kells to Ulysses The potato famine and the Great Hunger The Irish in America and the immigration experience The Troubles and the road to peace Religion and family life Packed with historical information and cultural insights, The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book is a must-read for anyone interested in the magic and mystery of the Emerald Isle.

The Lectures Complete Of Father Gavazzi As Delivered In New York

Author : Alessandro Gavazzi
ISBN : NYPL:33433070297225
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Father Gavazzi S Lectures In New York Reported By T C Leland Also The Life Of Father Gavazzi By Campanella And Nicolini Corrected And Authorized By Himself Together With Reports Of His Addresses In Italian To His Countrymen In New York Translated And Revised By J De Marguerittes

Author : Alessandro GAVAZZI
ISBN : BL:A0018657938
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Fairbairn S Book Of Crests Of The Families Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : James Fairbairn
ISBN : 9780806301075
Genre : Crests
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From Ireland Coming

Author : Colum Hourihane
ISBN : 069108825X
Genre : Art
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Lying at Europe's remote western edge, Ireland long has been seen as having an artistic heritage that owes little to influences beyond its borders. This publication, the first to focus on Irish art from the eighth century AD to the end of the sixteenth century, challenges the idea that the best-known Irish monuments of that period-the high crosses, the Book of Kells, the Tara Brooch, the round towers-reflect isolated, insular traditions. Seventeen essays examine the iconography, history, and structure of these familiar works, as well as a number of previously unpublished pieces, and demonstrate that they do have a place in the main currents of European art. While this book reveals unexpected links between Ireland, Late-Antique Italy, the Byzantine Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, its center is always the artistic culture of Ireland itself. It includes new research on the Sheela-na-gigs, often thought to be merely erotic sculptures; on the larger cultural meanings of the Tuam Market Cross and its nineteenth-century re-erection; and on late-medieval Irish stone crosses and metalwork. The emphasis on later monuments makes this one of the first volumes to deal with Irish art after the Norman invasion. The contributors are Cormac Bourke, Mildred Budny, Tessa Garton, Peter Harbison, Jane Hawkes, Colum Hourihane, Catherine E. Karkov, Heather King, Susanne McNab, Raghnall Ó Floinn, Emmanuelle Pirotte, Roger Stalley, Kees Veelenturf, Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk, Niamh Whitfield, Maggie McEnchroe Williams, and Susan Youngs.

The Every Day Book And Table Book

Author : William Hone
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000107767
Genre : Days
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Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author : Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017851283
Genre : Ireland
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The General Armory Of England Scotland Ireland And Wales

Author : Bernard Burke
ISBN : UOM:39015066285480
Genre : Armory
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