Sun dancing a medieval vision by Geoffrey Moorhouse

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .

Written in English

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  • Skellig Islands (Ireland),
  • Ireland


  • Skellig Michael (Monastery : Ireland) -- Fiction,
  • Monastic and religious life -- Fiction,
  • Monastic and religious life -- Ireland -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500,
  • Middle Ages -- Fiction,
  • Civilization, Celtic,
  • Skellig Islands (Ireland) -- Fiction,
  • Skellig Islands (Ireland) -- Antiquities,
  • Ireland -- Civilization

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-241).

Book details

StatementGeoffrey Moorhouse.
LC ClassificationsPR6063.O655 S86 1997b
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 241 p. :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL494060M
ISBN 100297815954
LC Control Number98226787

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