The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland (Paperback)

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The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland By Dáithí O. Hogain Cover Image


The first modern study of prehistoric religion in Ireland to draw on the combined evidence of archaeology, literature and folklore to illuminate practice and belief from the earliest human habitation in the island down to the advent of Christianity in the fifth century AD.
An excellent book... a highly accessible and lively assessment of continuity and change in belief and religion from pre-Celtic times through to the arrival of St Patrick. ...Afine book and to be recommended to a wide readership, especially to all those who think that Irish history started in 1601. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW DAITHI O HOGAIN was Professor of Folklore at University College Dublin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780851158563
ISBN-10: 0851158560
Publisher: Boydell Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2001
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland