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The Celtic saints : an illustrated and authoritative guide to these extraordinary men and women

Author: Nigel Pennick
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings to life the various aspects of Celtic lore. Start with captivating legends concerning holy animals leading saints to the site of a new church, the casting of spells upon kings' enemies, and severed heads that can be magically restored. Learn important biographical information on these key figures: King Arthur, St. Illtyd, St. Helen Luydog, and St. Peter. And perhaps most importantly you will understand the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Pennick
ISBN: 0806996005 0806996013 9780806996004 9780806996011
OCLC Number: 35986219
Notes: Originally published: London, England : Godsfield Press.
Description: 127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Contents: World of the celtic saints --
Hereditary tradition --
The royal saints --
The fall of Britain --
Inroads and conversions --
The celtic church --
Celtic travelers --
Celtic teachers and saints --
The celtic saints and nature --
The landscape of the saints --
The fall of the celtic church --
Celtic relics from the age of the saints.
Responsibility: Nigel Pennick.

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Brings to life the various aspects of Celtic lore. Start with captivating legends concerning holy animals leading saints to the site of a new church, the casting of spells upon kings' enemies, and severed heads that can be magically restored. Learn important biographical information on these key figures: King Arthur, St. Illtyd, St. Helen Luydog, and St. Peter. And perhaps most importantly you will understand the strained relationship between the Catholic and Celtic Church as well as the transition from Paganism to Christianity.

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