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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. So much of what people today accept as ancient Irish history Celtic invaders from Euproe turning Ireland into a Celtic nation; St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland and converting its people to Christianity is myth and legend with little basis in reality. The truth is more interesting. The Irish, as the authors show, are not even Celtic in an archaeological sense. And there were plenty of bishops in Ireland before a British missionary called Patrick arrived. But In Search of Ancient Ireland is not simply the story of events from long ago. Across Ireland today are festivals, places, and folk customs that provide a tangible link to events thousands of years past. The authors visit and describe many of these places and festivals, talking to a wide variety of historians, scholars, poets, and storytellers in the very settings where history happened. Thus the book is also a journey on the ground to uncover ten thousand years of Irish identity. In Search of Ancient Ireland is the official companion to the three-part PBS documentary series. With 14 black-and-white photos, 6 b&w illustrations, and 1 map.

Book News Annotation:

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book published by New Amsterdam Books as a companion to a three-part Public Broadcasting series in which the authors tour monasteries, sacred caves, and ring forts accompanied by scholars, poets, storytellers, and archaeologists. McCaffrey (Irish history, culture, and language, Johns Hopkins U.) and Eaton, a television and film producer, focus on research that has begun to contradict long-held beliefs and shed light on such intriguing questions as how Ireland developed a Celtic culture and language although there is little archaeological evidence for the presence of Celts in the area. Given the book's television connection, it's surprising that only a few b&w photos support the text. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion to the PBS documentary series. Well-written...integrates the talents of distinguished anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians....Contains new and fascinating material challenging many myths. --Lawrence J. McCaffrey, Loyola University of Chicago

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This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566635257
Author:
Mccaffrey, Carmel
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Author:
Eaton, Leo
Author:
McCaffrey, Carmel
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.88x6.12x.88 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion to the PBS documentary series. Well-written...integrates the talents of distinguished anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians....Contains new and fascinating material challenging many myths. --Lawrence J. McCaffrey, Loyola University of Chicago
"Synopsis" by , This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D.
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