The Atlantean Irish

Ireland's Oriental and Maritime Heritage
Author: Bob Quinn
Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5157
A revised, Expanded and newly illustrated edition of the book that questions the Irish Celtic heritage.

Atlantean Irish

Author: Bob Quinn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1843513048
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5218
Irish identity is best understood from a maritime perspective. For eight millennia the island has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonists, navigators, pirates and traders, absorbing goods and peoples from all points of the compass. The reduction of the islanders to the exclusive category 'Celtic' has persisted for three hundred years, and is here rejected as impossibly narrow. No classical author ever described Ireland's inhabitants as 'Celts', and neither did the Irish so describe themselves until recent times. The islanders' sea-girt culture has been crucially shaped by Middle Eastern as well as by European civilizations, by an Islamic heritage as well as a Christian one. The Irish language itself has antique roots extended over thousands of years' trading up and down the Atlantic seaways. Over the past twenty years Bob Quinn has traced archaeological, linguistic, religious and economic connections from Egypt to Arann, from Morocco to Newgrange, from Cairo and Compostela to Carraroe. Taking Conamara sean-nos singing and its Arabic equivalents, and a North African linguistic stratum under the Irish tongue, Quinn marshalls evidence from field archaeology, boat-types, manuscript illuminations, weaving patterns, mythology, literature, art and artefacts to support a challenging thesis that cites, among other recent studies of the Irish genome, new mitochondrial DNA analysis in the Atlantic zone from north Iberia to west Scandinavia. The Atlantean Irish is a sumptuously illustrated, exciting, intervention in Irish cultural history. Forcefully debated, and wholly persuasive, it opens up a past beyond Europe, linking Orient to Occident. What began as a personal quest-narrative becomes a category-dissolving intellectual adventure of universal significance. It is a book whose time has arrived.

Wenn Religionen sich begegnen

Glauben und anders glauben in einer globalen Welt
Author: Thomas Mooren
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905939
Category: Globalization
Page: 189
View: 9575

Everything Irish About Ireland

Author: Doctor Know
ISBN: 0359053785
Page: N.A
View: 1953

The Radio Eye

Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988
Author: Jerry White
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554582129
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 285
View: 5174
The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958–1988, examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for “smaller languages.” The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 1958–1988 were very aware of each other’s cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by White’s belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of “the Radio Eye.” White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio García Espinosa and his notion of “imperfect cinema,” Jürgen Habermas and his notions of the “public sphere,” and Édourard Glissant’s ideas about “créolité” as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.

The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance

Author: Susan H. Motherway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317030044
Category: Music
Page: 228
View: 3032
In The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Susan Motherway examines the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets by negotiating this dichotomy in performance practice. In so doing, she discusses the globalizing processes that exert transformative influences upon traditional musics and examines the response to these influences by Irish traditional song performers. In developing this thesis the book provides an overview of the genre and its subgenres, illustrates patterns of musical change extant within the tradition as a result of globalization, and acknowledges music as a medium for re-negotiating an Irish cultural identity within the global. Given Ireland’s long history of emigration and colonisation, globalization is recognised as both a synchronic and a diachronic phenomenon. Motherway thus examines Anglo-Irish song and songs of the Irish Diaspora. Her analysis reaches beyond essentialist definitions of the tradition to examine evolving sub-genres such as Country & Irish, Celtic and World Music. She also recognizes the singing traditions of other ethnic groups on the island of Ireland including Orange-Order, Ulster-Scots and Traveller song. In so doing, she shows the disparity between native conceptions and native realities in respect to Irish cultural Identity.

Wayfaring Strangers

The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Author: Fiona Ritchie,Doug Orr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618230
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 9264
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

Isn't It Well For Ye?: The Book of Irish Mammies

Author: Colm O'Regan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448152224
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 7794
A BOOK if you don’t mind! And him with a degree and a job and all. Everyone should have an Irish Mammy. She’s never short of advice, a kind word and a cup of tea (making sure to scald the teapot first, of course). Bring the coat anyway. If it’s too hot you can take it off. Comedian Colm O’Regan explores the phenomenon of the Irish Mammy and what she might say about everything from the ‘new mass’ to the cardinal sin of not owning a cough bottle and the importance of airing clothes properly. The global influence of the Irish Mammy, through history, science, politics and literature, is undeniable. Did you know, for instance, that Hamlet had an Irish Mammy? So if you’re an Irish Mammy, have one, know one or suspect you might be turning into one, this book will act as your guide. But be aware that though this book might think it knows it all, it doesn’t, only Mammy knows it all.


Unravelling an Enigma
Author: Barbara Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282486
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 6396
Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.


Author: W. B. Yeats
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781428625884
Category: Drama
Page: 108
View: 8962
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Die Phöniker

Von 1200 vor Christus bis zum Untergang Karthagos
Author: Sabatino Moscati
Publisher: N.A
Category: Phoenicians
Page: 544
View: 9692

Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Flammende Schatten
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104908737
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 2798
Die Magie ist zurück und mit ihr ein tödlicher Kampf - Band 2 der mitreißenden »Children of Blood and Bone«-Trilogie von Bestsellerautorin Tomi Adeyemi Zélie und Prinzessin Amari haben das Unmögliche geschafft: Die Magie ist nach Orïsha zurückgekehrt. Doch das Ritual war mächtiger, als sie ahnen konnten. Es hat nicht nur die verschütteten Kräfte der Magier geweckt, sondern auch jene des Adels. Mit ihrer neugewonnenen Macht sind Zélies Feinde gefährlicher als je zuvor. Und sie wollen Rache. Zélie muss einen Weg finden, das Land zu vereinen – oder zusehen, wie sich Orïsha in einem verheerenden Krieg zerreißt.

The journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 499

Dublin Dead

A Novel
Author: Gerard O'Donovan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610653
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9882
Irish detective Mike Mulcahy returns in this suspenseful follow-up to the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Priest—and now he’s hot on the trail of an international drugs gang. One year later, DI Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, coordinating international intelligence for Ireland’s National Drugs Unit. But with the economy in meltdown and his department facing tough cutbacks, his dream job is in jeopardy. Then Mulcahy spots a possible link between the murder of a Dublin gangster in Spain and a massive shipment of cocaine abandoned off the south coast of Ireland. Could this be the break he’s been praying for? Meanwhile, reporter Siobhan Fallon is still recovering from her ordeal at the hands of a sadistic killer. Work is her only refuge, and while she’s an emotional basket case, her nose for a story is as sharp as ever. When a suicide turns out to have a bizarre missing-person’s angle, she’s convinced there is something darker to it. But with a vital piece of evidence beyond her grasp, she has to turn to Mulcahy for help. Mulcahy and Fallon have no idea what deadly ground they’re setting out on together, or that their journey will lead them on a twisted trail of terror to the rocky shores and windswept hills of West Cork and a blood-drenched showdown with a remorseless killer.

Irish National Cinema

Author: Ruth Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134468199
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 9802
From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the so-called Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. Irish National Cinema argues that in order to understand the unique position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the so-called Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema. An invaluable resource for students of world cinema.

Das illustrierte Buch des Lichts

die Vereinigung von Religion, Philosophie und Wissenschaft ; [Ursprung und Bestimmung von Mensch und Universum]
Author: Christian Anders
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937699219
Page: 80
View: 2513


Author: Bob Qinn
Publisher: Quartet Books Limited
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 8906
Argues that Ireland's "sean-nos" singing is directly related to Arab music and describes further evidence of cultural ties between Ireland and the Middle East

You Can't Get Away from the Irish

Author: Larry Grehan,Mike Sousa
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412020999
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 5847
Loyola Boyle, a law student from Dublin, discovers he has made his girlfriend pregnant. Learning that she is only 15 and also that her dad is his dad's best client, he decides to scarper. Loyola sets his sights initially on the USA and Boston in particular, later deciding to hitch-hike his way down to the hot spots and morenas in Mexico. On route he encounters a litany of comical characters and situations, not least finding himself embroiled in an ancient unfinished celtic dilemma. Amidst all this turmoil Loyola never fails to take advantage of the delectable delights on offer from "Boys Town" or some other honky-tonk hacienda heaven.

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8775