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Introduction to Early Irish Literature

Introduction to Early Irish Literature

NI BHROLCHAIN

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This book discusses the rich written heritage of the Old and Middle Irish period, 600-1200, and is suitable for students of medieval Ireland as well as the general reader who wants to learn about the stories, poetry and themes of early Irish literature. Early chapters deal with the poets, druids, monks, the beginnings of writing, manuscripts as well as an introduction to each of the saga cycles.

These sagas contain the stories of heroes such as Cu Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill as well as kings, such as Cormac mac Airt. Further chapters focus on the poets and their poetry, the heroes visiting the Otherworld, the births and deaths of famous heroes as well as stories about kings, kingship and sovereignty goddesses.

Included also is a bibliography and a comprehensive index including personal and place names.

Additional Information

Author NI BHROLCHAIN
Publisher Four Courts Press
Publication date 22 Oct 2009
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781846821769

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