The History of Ireland Volume 1

The History of Ireland Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...enrich the world with his "treasure for all time" before any era from whence to date had yet been established in Greece. It was, however, in this very mode of computing by regal successions that the great source of the false chronology of the Irish antiquaries lay. From the earliest times, the government of that country consisted of a cluster of kingdoms, where, besides the Monarch of the whole island and the four provincial Kings, there was also a major: ica esse fide suffultas; sed dum bardi prodigiosam antiquitateic ibus adscribere conarentur, id tantum fingcnd: licentia efhcere ut--Prot. 2. xtvi. It was by Coeman, notwithstanding, that the author of Ogygia chiefly regulated his chronology; and the erudite efforts which he makes to reconcile his system to common sense show how laboriously, sometimes, the Danai; the Prussians from Prusias, king of Bithynia, who brought the Giecks along with them. Only the Scots and Irish had the wit to derive themselves from the Greeks and Egyptians together."--Antiq. f Brititk Oatrcha. FICTITIOUS ROYAL GENEALOGIES. 157 number of inferior sovereigns, or Dynasts, who each affected the regal name and power. Such a state of things it was that both tempted and enabled the genealogists to Construct that fabric of fictitious antiquity by which they imposed not only on others, but on themselves. Having such an abundance of royal blood thus placed at their disposal, the means afforded to them of filling up the genealogical lines, and thereby extending back the antiquity of the monarchy, were far too tempting to be easily resisted. Accordingly, --as some of those most sanguine in the cause of our antiquities have admitted, --not only were kings who had been contemporaries made to succeed each other, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488229
  • 9781236488220