Voyages of the Celtic Saints

Voyages of the Celtic Saints

Disgrifiad | Description

  • ISBN: 9781845271466
  • Author: Graham Panes
  • Publication April 2008
  • Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm, 232 pages

An account of the voyages and maritime navigations of the saints during the early Middle Ages. These voyages linked the Celtic societies of western Britain, Ireland and Brittany with Christian centres of the Mediterranean such as Rome, Athens, Egypt and Palestine.

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This book describes the adventurous and challenging voyages undertaken by Celtic saints during the early middle ages. These voyages linked the Celtic societies of western Britain, Ireland and Brittany with Christian centres of the Mediterranean such as Rome, Athens, Egypt and Palestine. Celtic saints also sailed as far north as Iceland and south to the Azores.

The author explains why the Celtic saints undertook these perilous voyages and a description of early boat building and navigation demonstrates how these voyages were possible.

Detailed itineraries of voyages made by over thirty individual saints allow specific routes to be traced.

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