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Ten Thousand Saints : a Study in Irish and European Origins.

Author: Hubert Butler
Publisher: New York : Lilliput Press, 2012.
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"During the twenty years from the early 1950s to the [1972] publication of Ten Thousand Saints Hubert Butler amassed, by hand, every possible reference to every possible saint in the Irish corpus in Irish and Latin ... His understanding of Ireland as part of the bigger picture of prehistoric Europe is refreshing and his ability to trace the traditions of the historical Irish back to that picture is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Butler, Hubert.
Ten Thousand Saints : A Study in Irish and European Origins.
New York : The Lilliput Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Butler
ISBN: 9781843513186 1843513188
OCLC Number: 794328186
Description: 1 online resource (549 pages)
Contents: Cover; Praise; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Note on the Second Edition; Table of Contents; TABLES, MAPS, ILLUSTRATIONS; Introduction; In Memoriam: Alan Harrison (1943-2005); Preface to the Original Edition; Bibliography and Abbreviations; PART 1; CHAPTER 1 : Saints and Scholars; CHAPTER 2 : Why did St Locheni Menn Stammer?; CHAPTER 3 : Puncraft, an Ancient Art and an Explanation of the Glossary; CHAPTER 4 : How Ancestors and Saints Were Made; CHAPTER 5 : Who was Lug?; CHAPTER 6 : The First Invaders of Ireland. CHAPTER 7 : Les Hommes Elégants de la Forêt: Tribal Implications of Gaulish Proper NamesCHAPTER 8 : Where Did the Irish Come From?; CHAPTER 9 : Tribal Maps; PART 2; CHAPTER 10 : Tribal Charts and Tables of Name Variants; CHAPTER 11 : St Brigit and the Breac Folk; CHAPTER 12 : St Patrick: His Family and Household; CHAPTER 13 : Saints of the Vascones; CHAPTER 14 : Some Saints of the Cunesioi; CHAPTER 15 : Saints of the Veneti; CHAPTER 16 : The Carpic Saints; CHAPTER 17 : The Sons of Mil; CHAPTER 18 : The Tigurini; CHAPTER 19 : Saints of the Daii; CHAPTER 20 : St Brendan. CHAPTER 21 : St Ailbe and the ApplesCHAPTER 22 : St Sciath and the Shields; CHAPTER 23 : St Tartinna and the Heifers; CHAPTER 24 : St Fursa and the Frisians; CHAPTER 25 : The Cicones; CHAPTER 26 : The Colours of the Winds; CHAPTER 27 : The Saints Leave Ireland A Poem; Afterword Irish Saints, Heroes and Tribes: Bio-Archaeology and Hubert Butler; Bibliography; Glossary; Index 1; Index 2; Index 3; Index 4; Index 5; Index 6; Copyright.

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"During the twenty years from the early 1950s to the [1972] publication of Ten Thousand Saints Hubert Butler amassed, by hand, every possible reference to every possible saint in the Irish corpus in Irish and Latin ... His understanding of Ireland as part of the bigger picture of prehistoric Europe is refreshing and his ability to trace the traditions of the historical Irish back to that picture is exciting."--Introduction by Alan Harrison. When it was first published in 1972, Hubert Butler's pioneering masterwork was received with scepticism by his contemporaries. He used linguistics to trac.

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