A Dictionary of Celtic Saints

A Dictionary of Celtic Saints
Author: Elizabeth Rees
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780752490175

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Throughout the Celtic world, in Britain, Ireland and France, the early Christian saints left a profound legacy to the history and culture of Northern Europe. This is the first ever dictionary of Celtic saints and is fully illustrated with photographs of where each saint lived and worked, ranging from ruined monasteries to holy wells, and from caves to Roman and Celtic forts. The reader is therefore drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited, while also being able to trace the history and legend surrounding these early British Christians. Easy to use, with an Introduction and maps to pinpoint the sites described in the text, A Dictionary of Celtic Saints will appeal to anyone interested in history, landscape or spirituality. Based on sound scholarship, it will also be helpful to students of civilisation and culture. Elizabeth Rees is a Roman Catholic nun with a Master’s degree from Oxford. She is one of Britain’s leading authorities on the Celtic saints and is the author of many books on the early Christian world.

Dictionary of Celtic Saints

Dictionary of Celtic Saints
Author: Elizabeth Rees
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780752490175

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Throughout the Celtic world, in Britain, Ireland and France, the early Christian saints left a profound legacy to the history and culture of Northern Europe.This is the first ever dictionary of Celtic saints and is fully illustrated with photographs of where each saint lived and worked, ranging from ruined monasteries to holy wells, and from caves to Roman and Celtic forts. The reader is therefore drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited, while also being able to trace the history and legend surrounding these early British Christians. Easy to use, with an Introduction and maps to pinpoint the sites described in the text, A Dictionary of Celtic Saints will appeal to anyone interested in history, landscape or spirituality. Based on sound scholarship, it will also be helpful to students of civilisation and culture.Elizabeth Rees is a Roman Catholic nun with a Master’s degree from Oxford. She is one of Britain’s leading authorities on the Celtic saints and is the author of many books on the early Christian world.

A Dictionary of Irish Saints

A Dictionary of Irish Saints
Author: Pádraig Ó Riain
Publsiher: Four Courts PressLtd
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1846823188

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Scarcely a parish in Ireland is without one or more dedications to saints - in the form of churches in ruins, holy wells, or other ecclesiastical monuments. A Dictionary of Irish Saints serves as a guide to the (mainly documentary) sources of information on the saints named in these dedications. The need for a summary biographical dictionary of Irish saints - containing information on such matters as feastdays, localizations, chronology, and genealogies - has never before been satisfied. Author Padraig O Riain has been working in the field of Irish hagiography for upwards of 40 years, and the material for the over 1,000 entries in A Dictionary of Irish Saints has come from a variety of sources, including lives of the saints, martyrologies, shorter tracts on the saints (some of them accessible only in manuscripts), annals, annates, collections of folklore, Ordnance Survey letters, and other documents.

Celtic Saints of Ireland

Celtic Saints of Ireland
Author: Elizabeth Rees
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780752492919

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Most books about Celtic saints are based on their legendary medieval lives. This book, however, is based upon our earliest surviving information: an examination of the sites where these early Christians lived and worked. Archaeology, combined with the study of place names, inscribed stones and early texts, offers us important clues which help us to piece together something of the fascinating world of early Irish Christianity.Elizabeth Rees, an acknowledged authority on Celtic Christianity, has produced this insightful history which is the first in an exciting new series. Illustrated throughout with her own evocative photographs of where these saints resided and worked, the reader is drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines
Author: William Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
Genre: Christian biography
ISBN: UOM:39015008713409

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Praying with Celtic Saints Prophets Martyrs and Poets

Praying with Celtic Saints  Prophets  Martyrs  and Poets
Author: June Skinner Sawyers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2001
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1580510949

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The ancient Celtic tradition has taken the modern world by storm. Over the past decade seekers have collected all things Celtic-books, art, music, toys, clothing. But how much of it is authentic or lasting? In this highly distinctive book, June Sawyers has culled from a diverse pool of sources to offer readers a weekly dose of Celtic wisdom and witness. Beyond the famous trio of Patrick, Brigid, and Brendan, contemporary seekers will find kindred souls in famous and not-so-famous saints, prophets, martyrs, and poets who make up the fabric of the Celtic tradition. This book features short entries describing the lives, temptations, insights, and struggles of Celtic saints but also Celtic prophets, martyrs, and poets. Arranged weekly by either feast day, birth date, date of death, or alphabetically, each selection is preceded by a quotation from or about the saint, prophet, martyr, or poet and concludes with a thought to ponder. When appropriate, each entry is accompanied by a descriptive listing ofsignificant sacred sites, museums, or other important landmarks. From Patrick and Columba to Seamus Heaney and William Butler Yeats, this is a timeless and timely, practical and wise book. Use it as your spiritual guide throughout the year.

Who are the Celtic Saints

Who are the Celtic Saints
Author: Kathleen Jones
Publsiher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002
Genre: Religion
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112203307

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Cutting through the mists of Celtic myth, this historical account introduces the saints to us as real men and women in pursuit of holiness. The Celtic period began in 435 and ended in 715; this work tells the stories of the various branches of the Celtic church in this period.

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints Fifth Edition Revised

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints  Fifth Edition Revised
Author: David Hugh Farmer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-04-14
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780199596607

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The renowned Oxford Dictionary of Saints returns in a revised and updated form, providing concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure. Featuring new entries on recently canonized saints from around the world, and a new appendix on pilgrimages.

The World of Saint Patrick

The World of Saint Patrick
Author: Philip Freeman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780199372591

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The legend of Saint Patrick is irresistibly captivating-he drove the snakes out of Ireland, battled the druids, and used the three-leaf Shamrock to convert the pagan Irish to belief in the Christian Trinity. Yet, as so often happens, these stories are mere myths that fold under closer scrutiny. Snakes never plagued the Irish countryside, and the Emerald Isle's most beloved saint wasn't even Irish but a Briton of the Roman nobility. Fortunately, the truth is even more fascinating. In The World of Saint Patrick, classical scholar Philip Freeman offers the definitive account of Saint Patrick's life through new and vibrant translations of the greatest works of early Christian Ireland. This story of great violence, brutality, and even greater faith begins with two letters Patrick wrote describing his kidnapping by pirates at age sixteen and subsequent slavery. Although his grandfather was a priest and his father a deacon, at the time of his kidnapping Patrick had rejected his childhood faith in favor of atheism. Yet in this deeply moving narrative, Patrick recounts how he regained his faith during his captivity, and how the voice of God guided him both in his escape from bondage and in his eventual return to Ireland as a missionary to the very people who had enslaved him. The World of Saint Patrick delves into colorful tales of Patrick's struggles with pagan kings, soaring hymns of praise, and a prayer of protection against forces of evil such as "the magic of women, blacksmiths, and druids." Freeman also examines the life of Saint Brigid, Ireland's first female saint, and the legendary voyage of Saint Brendan and his monks across the western ocean. Both general readers with an interest in Ireland's saints and scholars studying religion or medieval history will be unable to put down this captivating tale of Ireland's greatest saint and the remarkable times in which he lived.

Saints Cults in the Celtic World

Saints  Cults in the Celtic World
Author: John Reuben Davies
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-08-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781843838456

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Saints' cults flourished in the medieval world, and the phenomenon is examined here in a series of studies.

A Dictionary of English Folklore

A Dictionary of English Folklore
Author: Jacqueline Simpson,Steve Roud
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-10-09
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780191578526

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This dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format. An engrossing guide to English folklore and traditions, with over 1,250 entries. Folklore is connected to virtually every aspect of life, part of the country, age group, and occupation. From the bizarre to the seemingly mundane, it is as much a feature of the modern technological age as of the ancient world. BL Oral and Performance genres-Cheese rolling, Morris dancing, Well-dressingEL BL Superstitions-Charms, Rainbows, WishbonesEL BL Characters-Cinderella, Father Christmas, Robin Hood, Dick WhittingtonEL BL Supernatural Beliefs-Devil's hoofprints, Fairy rings, Frog showersEL BL Calendar Customs-April Fool's Day, Helston Furry Day, Valentine's DayEL

St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany Cornwall and Wales

St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany  Cornwall and Wales
Author: Lynette Olson
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2017
Genre: Celtic Church
ISBN: 9781783272181

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New essays shed light on the mysterious St Samson of Dol and his Vita.

Words that Tear the Flesh

Words that Tear the Flesh
Author: Stephen Alan Baragona,Elizabeth Louise Rambo
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2018-01-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783110563252

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The rhetorical trope of irony is well-trod territory, with books and essays devoted to its use by a wide range of medieval and Renaissance writers, from the Beowulf-poet and Chaucer to Boccaccio and Shakespeare; however, the use of sarcasm, the "flesh tearing" form of irony, in the same literature has seldom been studied at length or in depth. Sarcasm is notoriously difficult to pick out in a written text, since it relies so much on tone of voice and context. This is the first book-length study of medieval and Renaissance sarcasm. Its fourteen essays treat instances in a range of genres, both sacred and secular, and of cultures from Anglo-Saxon to Arabic, where the combination of circumstance and word choice makes it absolutely clear that the speaker, whether a character or a narrator, is being sarcastic. Essays address, among other things, the clues writers give that sarcasm is at work, how it conforms to or deviates from contemporary rhetorical theories, what role it plays in building character or theme, and how sarcasm conforms to the Christian milieu of medieval Europe, and beyond to medieval Arabic literature. The collection thus illuminates a half-hidden but surprisingly common early literary technique for modern readers.

Celtic Saints In Their Landscape

Celtic Saints In Their Landscape
Author: Elizabeth Rees
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-03-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781445614144

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The world of Celtic Christianity explored.

Prophecy Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Prophecy  Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World
Author: Professor Jonathan Wooding
Publsiher: Sydney University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-03-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781743326954

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Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early and Medieval Celtic World brings together a collection of studies that closely explore aspects of culture and history of Celtic-speaking nations. Non-narrative sources and cross-disciplinary approaches shed new light on traditional questions concerning commemoration,sources of political authority, and the nature of religious identity. Leading scholars and early-career researchers bring to bear hermeneutics from studies of religion and literary criticism alongside more traditional philological and historical methodologies. All the studies in this book bring to their particular tasks an acknowledgement of the importance of religion in the worldview of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Their approaches reflect a critical turn in Celtic studies that has proved immensely productive across the last two decades.