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Iona [KINDLE] ❂ Iona By E. Mairi MacArthur – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This book is out of printThe Hebridean island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest for over fourteen hundred years from the time of St Columba's monastery in the sixth century throug This book is out of printThe Hebridean island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest for over fourteen hundred years from the time of St Columba's monastery in the sixth century through to the transfer of its renowned monuments into the care of Historic Scotland in the year Yet the people who lived and worked alongside its sacred sites have been largely overshadowed until now This book is the first to redress the balance taking an in depth look at Iona's economic and social history during the th and th centuries a period that saw profound change across the Highlands and IslandsIt charts the agricultural reorganisation that led to a crofting system follows the islanders through the harsh decade of the potato famine and records their worship and education their crafts and customs and the ties of kinship that underpinned their community A broad range of sources are woven together documentary material topographical and photographic along with oral testimony handed down the generations to create a vivid picture of Iona's past.

  • Hardcover
  • 31 pages
  • Iona
  • E. Mairi MacArthur
  • English
  • 12 February 2016
  • 9781841070001

1 thoughts on “Iona

  1. Jane Irish Nelson Jane Irish Nelson says:

    Excellent overview of the history of the small Scottish island of Iona lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs

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