Holy places of Celtic Britain – Mick Sharp


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Artikelnummer: 1850793158-K-01-D-04-39 Categorieën: , ,


ISBN/EAN: 1850793158
Auteur(s): Mick Sharp
Genre: Reisboek, Geschiedenis
Uitgave: paperback, engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 192
Uitgever: Blandford, London
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1997
Afmetingen: 276 x 218 x 17 mm
Gewicht: 774 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 904 g
Loc: K-01-D-04-39

Holy places of Celtic Britain – Mick Sharp

Central to the spiritual life of the Celts was the natural world, certain elements of which they saw as manifestations of the longed for otherworld. Their sensitivity and strong response to unseen forces led to the reconition and creation of holy places; these have proved more constant than the beliefs and forms of worship. The religion of the pre Roman Celts seems to have been halfway between direct worship of elemental nature itself, and belief in spirits and divinities inhabting and animating natural objects and pehonomena. The Celts were surrounded bij beings whose goodwill and aid they sought to gain bij offerings, supplications, fetishes and the observance of taboos. This symbolic approach to religion, with its strong animistics roots, contributed to a preference for outdoor worship and the sanctifying of natural topographical feutures and structures such as trees, lakes, mountains, wells, hillforts, temples, churches and shrines. The author has selected examples of these places to illustrate a range of Celtic religious beliefs and practices from the Late Bronze Age through to the present day. Holy Places of Celtic Britain is a photographic celebration and exploration of these diverse locations. Talking the reader from the rocky realm of Cornwall and the hills and valleys of Wales, via the chalk downs of southern England and to the Highlands and islands of Scotland, this book is both beautiful and inspiring. A wealth of stunning visuals images is combined with thoughtful and informative text from one of the leading recorders of a profound and wonderful heritage of both people and places.

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Gewicht 904 g
Afmetingen 276 × 218 × 17 mm