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5.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough and scholarly, June 16 2003
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This review is from: The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland (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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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! A stunning work that every Celt/Irish nut will want!, Jan. 5 2000
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This review is from: The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland (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.
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The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland
The Sacred Isle: Belief and Religion in Pre-Christian Ireland by Dáithí O hOgain (Hardcover - April 29 1999)
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