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MYTHIC IRELAND. With 152 illustrations

Dames, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0500015309 / ISBN 13: 9780500015308
Published by (London) Thames and Hudson (1992)., 1992
Hardcover
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Title: MYTHIC IRELAND. With 152 illustrations

Publisher: (London) Thames and Hudson (1992).

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: F.

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Discusses the mythological heritage of Ireland that lives on in folk tales, literature, place-names, language, ceremonies, and monuments, and surveys the mythic and sacred sites in Ireland's four provinces

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Michael Dames, distinguished archaeologist and art historian, has reached into each other Ireland's parishes for stories, legends, architecture and art to write a beautiful book. What he writes is not the usual tourist information or a geographical summary. Region by region, historical period by period, a mosaic of Irish life and customs creates a mythic whole. From mysterious runes to the Book of Kells, word pictures and photographic material create a well-defined Ireland. -- Acts and Activities, January 1999

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