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Synopsis:

Akenson weaves ironic and playful historical miniatures of Irish misery, folly, and glory. Like the archetypal stories in the Talmuds, the artful fictions in An Irish History of Civilization are universal, big truths that require a big canvas. Akenson follows his chosen peoples on their odyssey around the globe in a story like no other, the lines between history and fiction irretrievably lost in the mists of Irish time.

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Don Akenson is the author of numerous books including Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds (nominated for the Governor General's Award) and most recently Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself. He teaches

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ISBN:
9780773535497
Author:
Akenson, Don
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Irish History of Civilization
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 874 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Akenson weaves ironic and playful historical miniatures of Irish misery, folly, and glory. Like the archetypal stories in the Talmuds, the artful fictions in An Irish History of Civilization are universal, big truths that require a big canvas. Akenson follows his chosen peoples on their odyssey around the globe in a story like no other, the lines between history and fiction irretrievably lost in the mists of Irish time.
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