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The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland Paperback – Oct 4 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Boydell Press; New edition edition (Oct. 4 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851158560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851158563
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 599 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,274,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fine book and to be recommended to a wide readership, especially to all those who think that Irish history started in 1601. -- IRISH STUDIES REVIEW

About the Author

DAITHI O HOGAIN is Associate Professor of Folklore at University College Dublin.

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By A Customer on June 16 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a definitive work on the subject. The author surpasses credible to the level of genuine expert. I feel safe in trusting his research and speculations. Being a scholarly work, the book isn't for the faint of heart (it can be thick reading at times), but if your into Celtic studies, the history of Ireland, the history of the Druids, then this book is a must and should be read and referred to again and again. The author uses a wonderful blend of archaeology, literature, and mythology not only of Ireland, but also from a vast range of sources. He ties in accounts of the Continental Celts, the Indo-Europeans, the Greek and Roman sources, and even accounts from India (Vedic, rig Veda, etc). The author gives us a complete picture that is supported by a myriad of sources and language associations. The only thing that I felt could have enhanced the book would be an index. Very great work, well worth the money.
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O'Hogain has done it again, by providing another invaluable resource for those interested in learning more about Celtic and Irish pre-christian religion. Very well-researched and written, this book will take you on a journey back in time, which you'll never forget! Don't miss his other works either.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa30497d4) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2f0d2f4) out of 5 stars Very thorough and scholarly June 16 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a definitive work on the subject. The author surpasses credible to the level of genuine expert. I feel safe in trusting his research and speculations. Being a scholarly work, the book isn't for the faint of heart (it can be thick reading at times), but if your into Celtic studies, the history of Ireland, the history of the Druids, then this book is a must and should be read and referred to again and again. The author uses a wonderful blend of archaeology, literature, and mythology not only of Ireland, but also from a vast range of sources. He ties in accounts of the Continental Celts, the Indo-Europeans, the Greek and Roman sources, and even accounts from India (Vedic, rig Veda, etc). The author gives us a complete picture that is supported by a myriad of sources and language associations. The only thing that I felt could have enhanced the book would be an index. Very great work, well worth the money.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By BottledHammer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent! Very blunt, well put, and provides the information in a way that is no nonsense, straight way. Loved it.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2f137c8) out of 5 stars WOW! A stunning work that every Celt/Irish nut will want! Jan. 5 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
O'Hogain has done it again, by providing another invaluable resource for those interested in learning more about Celtic and Irish pre-christian religion. Very well-researched and written, this book will take you on a journey back in time, which you'll never forget! Don't miss his other works either.
HASH(0xa2f13684) out of 5 stars Celtic living, loving and dying. Aug. 8 2015
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It is a good book to read but you have to be able to see between the lines. This is written to help explain how the Celts may have lived, loved and died. Some facts are here but since our ancestors didn't leave a lot of written prose for us a lot of it is drawn from other cultures around the same time as the Celts. None the less it is well worth reading.
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HASH(0xa2f138a0) out of 5 stars Frustrating! Jan. 19 2012
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Excellent text. Precise annotations. Comprehensive bibliography. But no index. This omission is sure to frustrate any researcher who intends the book as a reference source.


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