Irish Antiquarian Researches. - Dublin, William Curry 1827

Irish Antiquarian Researches. - Dublin, William Curry 1827

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...which is not confined to the description of the antient MS. but is an attempt to elucidate those very interesting periods of Irish history. The documents themselves, suggest the division for the purposes of discussion, which I shall follow, namely, those which refer to the first Patrick, and those which relate to Palladius and the missionaries from Rome of the 5th century. There are some, however, in which the acts of both are so jumbled together as to render it impossible to separate them. And in order to prevent confusion, Ishall, in the remarks hereafter made, apply the name of Patrick only to the apostle of Ireland, who first introduced' Christianity, and shall call the missionary of Celestine in 430, and his immediate successors, Palladius, or the Roman Patrick. This is absolutely necessary to the rightly understanding of this intricate subject, which has been hitherto obscured by calling so many individuals by the same name, and attributing to one person, the acts of many living in periods remote from each other; as the antients confused history by attributing the acts of so many heroes to Hercules. I shall now at tempt to unravel this intricate skein, by the simple process of allotting to each his own acts, and fixing the real periods at which they flourished; for it is only by patiently arranging, and comparing dates, and evidences, supplied in antient writers, with each other, We can ever arrive at the truth of history. It will be necessary to my purpose, to introduce also, the evidence of other authorities beside the before-mentioned, to prove the existence of Christianity in Ireland, previous to the fifth century, and-to illustrate the periods after the missionof Palladius. In this attempt, I shall, therefore, first...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806689
  • 9781236806680