Glendalough: City of God
Charles Doherty, Linda Doran, Mary Kelly
Four Courts Press, 2011 - History - 383 pages
Glendalough is one of the most enchanting archaeological and monastic sites in Ireland. Yet for all its familiarity, the complex retains a serenity that signals a special place outside the concerns of this world - a City of God. This book breaks new ground by considering the site in this light. For the first time, the entirety of the complex is explored - its archaeology, history, liturgy, and intellectual concerns - and a clear picture emerges of the highly developed society which has left us a profoundly beautiful "City of God." This book is based on lectures given to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.
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