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Visible on a clear day off the west coast of Ireland, the Skellig Islands, a cluster of cruel rocks, rise spectacularly from the Atlantic Ocean. A sanctuary to birds and seals today, for over six hundred years during the middle ages it was a center for a particularly intense form of monastic life, one that acclaimed writer Geoffrey Moorhouse explores with utmost fascination, scholarship, and imagination in Sun Dancing. A must read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Celtic spirituality, Moorhouse's lively narrative is a superbly imagined account of the monks' isolated life-the spiritual struggles and triumphs and unbelievable physical hardships. To complement and enrich the book, Moorhouse establishes the historical context of Irish monasticism and describes the monks' influence and undeniable role in preserving western civilization, as well as unexpected connections between medieval Ireland and India, Egypt, and Byzantium, and the surviving impact of pagan mythology. An entertaining and enlightening work, Sun Dancing makes medieval Ireland come alive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006026
Author:
Moorhouse, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.7 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland
Religion » Western Religions » Monastics
Travel » Travel Writing » Europe

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