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The Forgotten Hermitage Of Skellig Michael

by Walter Horn

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This book is a dramatically told and visually stunning account of a ninth-century hermitage discovered on the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an island off the west coast of Ireland. It is the story, pieced together from fragmentary remains, study, and conjecture, of a man's attempt to live on a tiny ledge some 700 feet above the Atlantic on the outer edge of the European land mass, alone, as close to God as possible, in what is perhaps the ne plus ultra of ecstatic monastic solitude.
Richly illustrated with maps, plans, and photographs that capture both the astonishing beauty and isolation of the hermitage, the text also includes reconstruction drawings of the site that combine a surveyor's accuracy with an artist's imaginative response to the hermit who found spiritual refuge on a pinnacle.

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Walter Horn is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the co-author of The Plan of St. Gall (California, 1979). Jenny White Marshall completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, on the monasteries of the offshore islands of Ireland. Grellan D. Rourke is an architect with the National Monument Service of the Irish Board of Works and is in charge of the conservation of the monastic remains of Skellig Michael.



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