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Visions and Voyages

Fay Sampson

Visions and Voyages

Fay Sampson

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Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaves the strands of Celtic Christianity - like Celtic knotwork - into a continuous story, exciting and unsentimental.

As the Roman empire crumbled, Celtic Christians threw themselves into pilgrimage and quest. They found their visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, Lindisfarne. . .

Yet their spirituality was essentially concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders. Columban was deported from Burgundy. Aidan died protesting against his king. Some did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world. More tramped into the hills, staff in hand, to stand alongside ordinary people.

Fay Sampson is a widely published author with a particular interest in fantasy and Celtic history. She has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize on three occasions and is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award.
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Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaves the strands of Celtic Christianity - like Celtic knotwork - into a continuous story, exciting and unsentimental.

As the Roman empire crumbled, Celtic Christians threw themselves into pilgrimage and quest. They found their visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, Lindisfarne. . .

Yet their spirituality was essentially concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders. Columban was deported from Burgundy. Aidan died protesting against his king. Some did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world. More tramped into the hills, staff in hand, to stand alongside ordinary people.

Fay Sampson is a widely published author with a particular interest in fantasy and Celtic history. She has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize on three occasions and is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award.
-Publisher.
- Koorong

Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaveshe strands of Celtic Christianity like Celtic knotwork into a continuoustory, exciting and unsentimental. As the Roman empire crumbled, Celtichristians threw themselves into pilgrimage and quest. They found theirisionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, Lindisfarne...Yet, theirpirituality was essentially concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur wasefending Celtic Britain against English invaders. Columban was deported fromurgundy. Aidan died protesting against his king. Some did slam the monasteryates on the sinful world. More tramped into the hills, staff in hand, totand alongside ordinary people.
- Publisher

As the Roman Empire began to crumble, Celtic Christians began to embark more often on pilgrimages and quests. They found visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, and Lindisfarne, yet their spirituality was largely concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders, and Aidan died protesting against his king. While some Celtic Christians did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world, most tramped into the hills to stand alongside ordinary people. Drawing on historical documents and a thoughtful examination of legends, this is an insightful resource that unveils the development of and tenets behind the various strands of Celtic Christianity.
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Fay Sampson

Fay Sampson is a widely published author with a particular interest in fantasy and Celtic history. She has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize on three occasions and is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award. Some of her publications include Visions and Voyagers, The Sorcerer's daughter, The Sorcerer's Trap, and Finglass of the Horses.

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  • Catalogue Code 255039
  • Product Code 0745952356
  • EAN 9780745952352
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Sales Rank #22969
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.216kg

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