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The Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation

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(4,28 Sterne; 25 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

00 - Preface

5:30

Read by constatine

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

12:02

Read by ashleighjane

02 - How the Warlike Old Irish Conquered Foreign Lands

12:06

Read by ashleighjane

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

10:30

Read by ashleighjane

04 - How the Ancient Irish Lived As Pagans

12:35

Read by Mary Schneider

05 - How the Irish People Lived As Christians

9:51

Read by Mary Schneider

06 - How Ireland became the Most Learned Country in Europe

18:25

Read by TyroneS

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

14:15

Read by TyroneS

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

9:33

Read by Elisabeth Sollog

09 - How the Irish Scholars Compiled their Annals

9:49

Read by Elisabeth Sollog

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

14:32

Read by JamesMcAndrew

11 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Music

11:34

Read by Highlandoaks

12 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Art

7:01

Read by lilbert

13 - How the Ancient Irish Physicians were Skilled in Medicine

12:15

Read by James Birkinshaw

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

6:08

Read by Highlandoaks

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

13:33

Read by rookieblue

16 - How the People Dressed

10:04

Read by constatine

17 - How they Fenced in and Tilled their Land

3:48

Read by Diana Majlinger

18 - How Irish Handicraftsmen Excelled in their Work

10:31

Read by rookieblue

19 - How they Prepared and Made up Clothing Materials

6:49

Read by JenniferRutters

20 - How the Irish Travelled on Land and Water

6:55

Read by Chiquito Crasto

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

12:58

Read by Chiquito Crasto

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

15:19

Read by Chiquito Crasto

Bewertungen

robbie44

(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.