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Michael Dames, distinguished archaeologist and art historian, has reached into each other Ireland's parishes for stories, legends, architecture and art to write a beautiful book. What he writes is not the usual tourist information or a geographical summary. Region by region, historical period by period, a mosaic of Irish life and customs creates a mythic whole. From mysterious runes to the Book of Kells, word pictures and photographic material create a well-defined Ireland. --Acts and Activities, January 1999
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ISBN-10:  0500278725
ISBN-13:  978-0500278727
Author:  Michael Dames
Publisher:  Thames & Hudson
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review by . August 18, 2008
Michael Dames sets out to tie the Irish landscape into the mythic tales of the Irish (mostly pre-Christian but also Christian as well). He paints a compelling image of Ireland's geography and living myth based on archaeology, and the like.    The book is organized into five parts, each part covering a province of traditional Ireland (Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Connacht, and Meath). Within each part, the geography is told in three chapters: an introduction chapter, a second chapter …
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