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              Books by E. Mairi MacArthur

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              Columba's Island: Iona from Past to Present
               

              Columba's Island: Iona from Past to Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By MacArthur, E. Mairi

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              From the inhabitants of an iron-age fort to the medieval village clustered beside the Cathedral walls, and onwards right up to the men and women who worked the land and sea through two World Wars, this book takes a look at Columba's Island. It seeks to delve behind the layers of ...myth and mystery which have built up around this historic place.
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              ISBN 9780748632619
              Released NZ 8 May 2007
              Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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              The Modern History of Celtic Jewellery: 1840-1980
               

              The Modern History of Celtic Jewellery: 1840-1980 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Breen, Aidan; Kelly, Tara; MacArthur, E. Mairi

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              From the recovery after the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s to the booming Celtic Tiger of the 1990s, a revival of the ancient traditions of Celtic jewelry have become a part of how the Irish, as well as the Scots, Welsh and other Celts have expressed their cultural identity. Us...ually the story of this tradition focuses on very old prototypes, the museum pieces turned up by archaeologists or the legend of the original Claddagh ring. In our imagination, we connect the popular Celtic jewelry of today with the distant past. But that link with the ancient style was very much influenced by what others had done in more recent history. The story of is told by four authors. Tara Kelly writes of the early Celtic Revival manufacture of facsimiles of medieval Irish metalwork in Victorian Dublin and how the success of that enterprise lead to historical Celtic jewellery to become iconic symbols of Irish identity. Mairi MacArthur tells the story of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie who created the foundation for modern Scottish Celtic jewellery on the Isle of Iona in the early 20th century. Aidan Breen, himself a pioneer of the late 20th century Celtic Renaissance, recalls his career beginning with an apprenticeship with Dublin silversmiths which trained him in the traditions of the older Celtic Revival. Stephen Walker, craftsman and collector, brings the story together as it spans 150 years, from Scottish pebble jewellery to the innovative modern Celtic creations of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 69 color photographs and 29 black and white illustrations.
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              ISBN 9780615805290
              Released NZ 9 May 2013
              Publisher Walker Metalsmiths
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              Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community
               

              Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By MacArthur, E. Mairi

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              Takes a look at Iona's economic and social history during the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that saw profound change across the Highlands and Islands. This book charts the agricultural reorganisation that led to a crofting system, and records their worship and education, thei...r customs, and the ties of kinship that underpinned their community.
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              ISBN 9780748632602
              Released NZ 16 May 2007
              Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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