Ten thousand saints raises fascinating problems that take us beyond the frontiers of recorded history to the remote movements of european peoples to the clash of tribes and tongues as modern dna sampling and genome mapping seen in the regional patterning of todays irish surnames reinforce butlers findings his methods and thesis are . Get this from a library ten thousand saints a study in irish and european origins hubert butler during the twenty years from the early 1950s to the 1972 publication of ten thousand saints hubert butler amassed by hand every possible reference to every possible saint in the irish corpus in . More or less silenced for 20 years butler reappears in 1972 with the publication of ten thousand saints a study in irish and european origins this scholarly work used linguistics to match irish and european myth and folklore with christian stories. Privately published in 1973 hubert butlers masterpiece ten thousand saints was received with scepticism by his peers he uses linguistics to trace the origins of myths and saints back to pre celtic ireland and europe and shows how these stories and names ancestors of half forgotten tribes became absorbed by christian mythology. Ten thousand saints a study in irish and european origins hubert butler alan harrison format paperback publisher the lilliput press ltd country ireland published 16 september 2011 pages 360 isbn 9781843511489 ten thousand saints a study in irish and european origins hubert butler alan harrison
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