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The Resource Ireland Through the Ages, Michael Jenner

Ireland Through the Ages, Michael Jenner

Label
Ireland Through the Ages
Title
Ireland Through the Ages
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jenner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The past in Ireland lives on powerfully in the present. An amazing variety of physical remains, bearing the scars and trophies of Ireland's chequered history, tell of bygone personalities, endeavours and events. This beautifully illustrated narrative uses a multitude of these places as stepping stones through the ages to evoke the glory of Ireland's heritage
  • From the awe-inspiring dolmens, passage-graves and stone circles of prehistory to the elegant streets and squares of Georgian Dublin and the industrial urbanism of Victorian Belfast, Michael Jenner takes the reader on a series of journeys through historic Ireland. Majestic castles express the constantly recurring themes of turmoil and armed settlement; while noble country houses of Classical and Gothic style reflect changes in taste as well as social and political fortunes. Gold ornaments of the Bronze Age, sculptured Celtic crosses, Cistercian monasteries, Palladian drawing-rooms and lonely thatched cabins in the countryside are but some of the many tangible remains that offer fascinating clues to the lives of the ancient warriors, saints, statesmen, landed gentry and the ordinary folk of Ireland
  • Through a wealth of buildings and artefacts which capture Irish history, Ireland Through the Ages presents an inspiring glimpse into the past and its people. Combining outstanding photographs with a richly informative text, this is a book to enrapture tourists and armchair travellers alike - and indeed anyone with a curiosity and enthusiasm for this historic land
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenner, Michael
Dewey number
941.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA978.2
LC item number
.J51
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Architecture
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
Label
Ireland Through the Ages, Michael Jenner
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234) and index
Contents
One Foot in the Past -- Houses for the Dead -- The Riddle of the Stones -- Prehistoric Lifestyle and Origins -- Irish El Dorado -- Raths, Cashels, Cahers and Duns -- High Kings and Tall Stories -- Faces from the Distant Past -- For All the Saints -- A Multitude of Monks -- Art of the High Cross -- A Romanesque Revolution -- Strongholds of Stone -- Deathly Designs -- Cistercian Symphony -- A Late Flurry of Franciscans -- Plantation Fever -- Dreams and Disasters -- Dublin Reborn -- Houses of the Ascendancy - The Classical Age -- Life on the Land -- Houses of the Ascendancy - Gothic Visions -- Linenopolis - Belfast Boomtime -- Emancipation and Independence
Control code
ocm26312771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780718134792
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Ireland Through the Ages, Michael Jenner
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234) and index
Contents
One Foot in the Past -- Houses for the Dead -- The Riddle of the Stones -- Prehistoric Lifestyle and Origins -- Irish El Dorado -- Raths, Cashels, Cahers and Duns -- High Kings and Tall Stories -- Faces from the Distant Past -- For All the Saints -- A Multitude of Monks -- Art of the High Cross -- A Romanesque Revolution -- Strongholds of Stone -- Deathly Designs -- Cistercian Symphony -- A Late Flurry of Franciscans -- Plantation Fever -- Dreams and Disasters -- Dublin Reborn -- Houses of the Ascendancy - The Classical Age -- Life on the Land -- Houses of the Ascendancy - Gothic Visions -- Linenopolis - Belfast Boomtime -- Emancipation and Independence
Control code
ocm26312771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780718134792
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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