Celtic Saints of Wales

Celtic Saints of Wales

Description

Most books about Celtic saints are based on their legendary medieval lives. This book, however, focuses on the sites where these early Christians lived and worked. Archaeology, combined with early inscriptions and texts, offers us important clues which help us to piece together something of the fascinating world of early Christianity. The book is illustrated with the author's own evocative photographs of the sites where the Celtic saints of Wales worked and prayed. The reader is therefore drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited. 'Celtic Saints of Wales' includes accounts of most well-known saints, and a number of less famous individuals. It is not, however, exhaustive: lack of historical data means that there are hundreds more Celtic monks and nuns, of whom we know little beyond their names. The book is easy to read, with an Introduction and maps to pinpoint the sites described and photographed. It is aimed at a broad reading public. Since it is both readable and fully illustrated, it will appeal to anyone interested in history, landscape or spirituality, and to Welsh tourists.
Based on sound scholarship, it will also be of value to students of history, religion and culture.


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Details

Author(s)
Elizabeth Rees
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
Publication date
19 Aug 2015
Publisher
Fonthill Media
Publication City/Country
Toadsmoor Road, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
100 black and white illustrations, 32 colour
ISBN10
1781554625
ISBN13
9781781554623
Bestsellers rank
1,353,495