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Ided and the effort of its translation made for a comprehensible reading The story of St Brendan s ourney to the Promised Land is one of the Middle Age s great tales of heroic voyaging The Irish Abbot And His Brethren abbot and his brethren their little leather boat into the North Atlantic hoping to bump into an earthly paradise somewhere to the west In the course of their seven year pilgrimage they discover enchanted islands celebrate Easter on the back of a sea beast sail around a crystal pillar that ascends almost to heaven barely escape the reek of Hell and its fire chucking inhabitants and finally arrive at the isle of the blessed Saints Wondrous miracles attend them along the way and everyone comes home with his tunic smelling ust like heavenThe Voyage of Saint Brendan takes plenty of cues from its classical predecessors the Odyssey and the Aeneid but hints of the pagan world are heavily overlaid by the stern ideals of medieval Irish monasticism unflinching obedience devotion to the Divine Office fasting prostrations and great physical endurance There s a pretty strong scent of Christian allegory here too though it will take a nose finer than mine to follow it to anything fruitfulBrendan s adventures
Which Found Their Way Intofound their way into western European languages were enormously popular during the Middle Ages John J O Meara s translation of the Latin version Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis AD 850 will entertain modern readers as well And if in your bibliographic wanderings you are fortunate to find the hardback limited edition you re in for a treat This is a precious book printed in three colours on grey green laid paper its text set in Eric Gill s Pilgrim and Viktor Hammer s Uncial and nicely illustrated with woodcut reproductions from Sankt Brandans Seefahrt 1476 Augsburg It s an elegant uick read. E tale itself is of great interest a strongly integrated text which derives from several centuries of Irish literary traditi.
Characters ¶ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º UnknownFascinating with lovely imagery but do not expect a contemporary conception of narrative The imagery and events are highly symbolic and if you are not familiar with the symbology you may feel that much of what happens is arbitrary Very readable though for a modern reader the lack of causal connection between of what happens is arbitrary Very readable though for a modern reader the lack of causal connection between elements and the lack of personal growth may be less than optimal They sail o A religious nut and his buddies pack themselves into a glorified be less than optimal They sail o A religious nut and his buddies pack themselves into a glorified and throw themselves at the mercy of the Atlantic ocean and God On the way they encounter some fantastical things like Jasconius the friendly whale who is so massive that they beach on him and mistake him for an island the Island of Birds who speak and sing hymns fish who are eager to listen to mass Judas trapped on a rock at sea a gigantic crystal pillar reaching into the sky and surrounded by a web of unknown material a fiery island of hairy blacksmiths who try to attack them and much This book is outrageous adventurous elegant and brief Super coolThis edition also has reproductions of some wood block prints corresponding to the story A worthy prize in total Good translation of a Celtic epic poem though some seemingly fantastical parts modern archeology shows that this trip could have happened making Saint Brendan and his crew some of the first Europeans to visit North America Worth the tim Written in the ninth century it s the story of a fourth century saint and his companions in search of the Promised Land of the Saints Belonging to the genre of immram the navigation tales of the Irish this legend highlights the struggles of the company in the physical and spiritual level and would likely respond to the medieval notions of life as pilgrimage It s very interesting in the rediscovery of Irish literature I proposed myself to do. A translation from the Latin of one of the most famous and enduring stories of western Christendom the Navigatio Sancti Bren. .
This year and I hope to read like this soon Very allegorical this book is the story of Saint Brendan s voyage to the Land of Promise of the Saints Many have chosen to believe it is a story of Saint Br Fun fantastical and somewhat didactic at times The Voyage of Saint Brendan combines a uniue blend of monastic pilgrimage supernatural voyage spirituality asceticism and adventure Just as fascinating is the ourney and re imagining this tale has taken over the years For starters In 1950 C S Lewis the John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, journey and re imagining this tale has taken over the years For starters In 1950 C S Lewis the third of a seven book series for children a book that from its conception reflects the voyages of a sixth century navigator Saint Brendan In 1976 a British explorer Tim Severin constructed a boat in the fashion of early Irish vessels and embarked upon a year longourney his goal to determine the historical veracity of Saint Brendan s voyages In 2011 an American author ND Wilson published a uvenile fantasy series centering on a brother and sister initiated into an ancient society of explorers the Order of Brendan all seeds from the original Brendan story And as ND Wilson has said In the ground "the best seed is never wasted Perhaps it could also be said that in the " best seed is never wasted Perhaps it could also be said that in the the best story is never wasted What is born from that seed those roots and shoots and budding trees is worthy to be remembered In succeeding generations worthy to be reimagined and refashioned blossoming into something new and needed each time Brill Love it rly what an iconic medieval text Love the bit about the monks and the sheep Brendan is such a hilarious guy Have written 3 essays about this now This was better than I expected given its a travel narrative of a noble Irish monk in the 12th Century A very insightful read on faith heaven hell as well as right wrong morals Additionally the supplementary information prov. Dani Abbatis written in Ireland as early as 800 While the routes of St Brendan's ourneys remain a subject of controversy th. ,