The Celtic Gift of Nature: Illustrated Selections from the Carmina Gadelica in Gaelic and English

The Celtic Gift of Nature: Illustrated Selections from the Carmina Gadelica in Gaelic and English

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The Celtic Gift of Nature: Illustrated Selections from the Carmina Gadelica in Gaelic and English by Alexander Carmichael, Vivienne Cardwell, Vivienne Cardwell

This inspiring collection of Celtic lyrical poems and prayers on the theme ofnature is selected from the Carmina Gadelica, with each selection presented in both Gaelic and English. The beautiful fullcolor illustrations and illuminations make this an ideal gift book.

The Carmina Gadelica is the most comprehensive collection of poems and prayers from the Gaelic tradition of oral poetry. Gathered by Alexander Carmichael in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland"from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda"these poems were handed down through many generations as a living, oral tradition. The traditional ways of life that sustained it have disappeared, but these poems and prayers live on to remind us of the faith of the unknown poets who composed them.

About the Author:
Alexander Carmichael (18321912) was educated at Greenock and Edinburgh. His work took him from Dublin and Cornwall to the Hebrides and the Highlands, and during his travels he recorded these poems and prayers. Carmichael is best known for Carmina Gadelica, a collection of traditional Celtic prayers and verses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780863154416
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.55(d)

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