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Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation

Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - How the Ancient Irish People were Governed by their Kings and Chiefs
3. 02 - How the Warlike Old Irish Conquered Foreign Lands
4. 03 - How Kings, Chiefs, and People Were Subject to the Brehon Laws
5. 04 - How the Ancient Irish Lived As Pagans
6. 05 - How the Irish People Lived As Christians
7. 06 - How Ireland became the Most Learned Country in Europe
8. 07 - How the Irish Missionaries and Scholars Spread Religion and Learning in Foreign Countries
9. 08 - How the Ancient Irish Wrote down all their Literature, and how Books Increased and Multiplied
10. 09 - How the Irish Scholars Compiled their Annals
11. 10 - How the Irish Derived Amusement and Instruction from Historical and Romantic Tales
12. 11 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Music
13. 12 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Art
14. 13 - How the Ancient Irish Physicians were Skilled in Medicine
15. 14 - How the Old Irish People Built and Arranged their Houses
16. 15 - How they ate, Drank, Feasted, and Entertained
17. 16 - How the People Dressed
18. 17 - How they Fenced in and Tilled their Land
19. 18 - How Irish Handicraftsmen Excelled in their Work
20. 19 - How they Prepared and Made up Clothing Materials
21. 20 - How the Irish Travelled on Land and Water
22. 21 - How the People Held Great Conventions and Fairs; and how they Amused Themselves
23. 22 - How the Character of the Old Irish People showed itself in various Circumstances and on various Occasions

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This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history.