Cross Purposes, an Introduction to Mediaeval Manx Crosses

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This is another detailed, but user friendly, book in the Hoofprint series by Loaghtan books publishers and Sara Goodwins.

For centuries the Manx stone crosses stood majestically braving the weather and changing fashions. Often they were the most striking man-made features in the Manx landscape. Today most of the old crosses have been given sheltered accommodation in their old age.

Yes they still have stories to tell, these Christian symbols which carry the sagas and language of pagan Viking invaders.

But who raised them and why? How were they carved? Where did the stone come from? What do they mean? And do the other Celtic nations have similar memorials?

This book explores the stories behind these enigmas of the Manx landscape.

Full of photographs. Published 2020