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  Isle of Man: A Pictorial History
Isle of Man: A Pictorial History


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 128 pages
Author: D. Elleray
Year: 1989
Other Data: b&w photos, sketches, maps, bibliog
ISBN: 9780850336771

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Product Code: PHL333
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The Isle of Man is not just an island. It is a small, but successfully independent country with institutions and traditions that span more than a thousand years. Tynwald was an effective parliament long before Westminster, while the Manx Church predates the dioceses of both Canterbury and York. Its position in the Irish Sea has allowed the Manx identity to flourish and has ensured a succession of strong influences from seaborne settlers and rulers ... Irish, Norse, Scots, and English. Though all have left their mark, the island remains unmistakably Manx.

Manx people are heirs to a rich heritage, both material and cultural. From pre-historic remains, Celtic crosses and medieval defences to more recent buildings, horse trams, and steam and electric railway systems, not to mention the Laxey Wheel, there is much to see in this distinctively Manx, while the unseen spirit of the place is evident even to the most insensitive of visitors.

In this book, Robert Elleray attempts to introduce and illustrate the unique appearance and history of the island and to promote greater interest in its special way of life and historic legacy.

Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Glance at Manx History
 - The Norse Invasions
 - The Stanleys and After
 - The Church in the Isle of Man
 - Douglas and its Architecture
Glossary of Manx Words
Some Dates in Manx History
Photographs
 - Peel
 - Douglas
 - The Nunnery
 - Onchan
 - Baillie Scott
 - Manx Miscellany
Select Bibliography


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