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The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland, Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion
Comprising an Essay on the Origin and Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079860

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  • Following in the footsteps of his father, George Petrie (1790–1866) devoted his early life to art. However, as he toured Ireland and painted historic monuments, his interest in his country's antiquities began to grow, and his research into the origin and uses of Irish round towers would help cement his reputation as a founding father of Irish archaeology. This second edition of his major work appeared in 1845, the same year as the first. It expands on his earlier essay on the same topic, which had won him a gold medal from the Royal Irish Academy in 1833. Petrie's illustrated study refuted the various contemporary theories about the round towers and put forward evidence-based arguments which later archaeologists have refined but broadly accepted. The Life and Labours in Art and Archaeology of George Petrie (1868), written by his friend William Stokes, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079860
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • contains: 256 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Erroneous theories with respect to the origin and uses of the round towers considered
    2. True origin and uses of the round towers
    Index.

  • Author

    George Petrie

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