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The Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation

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This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface) (4 hr 6 min)


00 - Preface


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01 - How the Ancient Irish People were Governed by their Kings and Chiefs


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02 - How the Warlike Old Irish Conquered Foreign Lands


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03 - How Kings, Chiefs, and People Were Subject to the Brehon Laws


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04 - How the Ancient Irish Lived As Pagans


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05 - How the Irish People Lived As Christians


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06 - How Ireland became the Most Learned Country in Europe


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07 - How the Irish Missionaries and Scholars Spread Religion and Learning in Fo…


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08 - How the Ancient Irish Wrote down all their Literature, and how Books Incre…


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09 - How the Irish Scholars Compiled their Annals


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10 - How the Irish Derived Amusement and Instruction from Historical and Romant…


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11 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Music


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12 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Art


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13 - How the Ancient Irish Physicians were Skilled in Medicine


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14 - How the Old Irish People Built and Arranged their Houses


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15 - How they ate, Drank, Feasted, and Entertained


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16 - How the People Dressed


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17 - How they Fenced in and Tilled their Land


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18 - How Irish Handicraftsmen Excelled in their Work


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19 - How they Prepared and Made up Clothing Materials


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20 - How the Irish Travelled on Land and Water


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21 - How the People Held Great Conventions and Fairs; and how they Amused Thems…


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22 - How the Character of the Old Irish People showed itself in various Circums…


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The Story of Ancient Irish Civilization

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(2,5 Sterne)

Readers were mostly good.’ However, the text has some troublesome “claims.’ According to the author, the Irish are responsible for practically everything good in the development of civilization! It is a very narrow view of human accomplishments with no nod to Greek, Roman, Arabic, Indian, Chinese, or ANY other great culture. It must be read with a wider understanding to put it into context.

(4 Sterne)

Puts much faith in legend and includes some clearly false boasts--it claims the Irish was the first to know things that resrarch shows the Greeks knew. Yet also has a lot of facts, and the Irish pride of an author writing before Ireland won its Independence is charming.