Islands of the Evening: Journeys to the Edge of the World Alistair Moffat

Islands of the Evening: Journeys to the Edge of the World

Author: Alistair Moffat
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Book Title
Islands of the Evening: Journeys to the Edge of the World
Author
Alistair Moffat
ISBN
9781780278018
"Moffat has a gift for putting readers at ease and bringing history alive... part social history, part travelogue, part religious hymnal, this is a charming book." -- Scottish Field"[an] exploration of Scotland's past through the eyes of a scholarly hiker...Magnificent." - New Statesman, Books of the YearFourteen centuries ago, Irish saints journeyed to the Hebrides and Scotland's Atlantic shore. They sought spiritual solitude in remote places, but their mission was also to spread the word of God to the peoples of Scotland. Columba was the most famous of these pioneers who rowed their curraghs towards danger and uncertainty in a pagan land, but the many others are now largely forgotten.Alistair Moffat sets off in search of these elusive figures. As he follows in their footsteps, he finds their traces not so much in tangible remains as in the spirit and memory of the places that lay at the very edge of their world.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Alistair MoffatPublisher: BirlinnPublished: 03/03/2023ISBN: 9781780278018Pages: 320
"Moffat has a gift for putting readers at ease and bringing history alive... part social history, part travelogue, part religious hymnal, this is a charming book." -- Scottish Field

"[an] exploration of Scotland's past through the eyes of a scholarly hiker...Magnificent." - New Statesman, Books of the Year

Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints journeyed to the Hebrides and Scotland's Atlantic shore. They sought spiritual solitude in remote places, but their mission was also to spread the word of God to the peoples of Scotland. Columba was the most famous of these pioneers who rowed their curraghs towards danger and uncertainty in a pagan land, but the many others are now largely forgotten.

Alistair Moffat sets off in search of these elusive figures. As he follows in their footsteps, he finds their traces not so much in tangible remains as in the spirit and memory of the places that lay at the very edge of their world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Alistair Moffat
Publisher: Birlinn
Published: 03/03/2023
ISBN: 9781780278018
Pages: 320
"Moffat has a gift for putting readers at ease and bringing history alive... part social history, part travelogue, part religious hymnal, this is a charming book." -- Scottish Field

"[an] exploration of Scotland's past through the eyes of a scholarly hiker...Magnificent." - New Statesman, Books of the Year

Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints journeyed to the Hebrides and Scotland's Atlantic shore. They sought spiritual solitude in remote places, but their mission was also to spread the word of God to the peoples of Scotland. Columba was the most famous of these pioneers who rowed their curraghs towards danger and uncertainty in a pagan land, but the many others are now largely forgotten.

Alistair Moffat sets off in search of these elusive figures. As he follows in their footsteps, he finds their traces not so much in tangible remains as in the spirit and memory of the places that lay at the very edge of their world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Alistair Moffat
Publisher: Birlinn
Published: 03/03/2023
ISBN: 9781780278018
Pages: 320