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By Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin

ISBN-10: 1846821762

ISBN-13: 9781846821769

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This ebook discusses the wealthy written history of the previous and center Irish interval, 600–1200, and is appropriate for college students of medieval eire in addition to the overall reader who desires to find out about the tales, poetry and subject matters of early Irish literature. Early chapters take care of the poets, druids, priests, the beginnings of writing manuscripts in addition to an creation to every of the saga cycles.

These sagas include the tales of heroes equivalent to Cú Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill in addition to kings, akin to Cormac mac Airt. extra chapters specialise in the poets and their poetry, the heroes traveling the Otherworld, the births and deaths of well-known heroes in addition to tales approximately kings, kingship and sovereignty goddesses. integrated is also a bibliography and a accomplished index together with own and position names.

Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin has taught medieval Irish literature and heritage for 25 years at NUI Maynooth.

‘This is a vastly valuable booklet and one who has been wanted for your time … Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin’s success is the construction of a quantity for college kids … it truly is thorough and complete, filled with references for extra interpreting, and but nonetheless hugely available … a priceless book’, Jessica Hemming, The Folklore Society united kingdom (2012).

‘The writer provides a digest of the present scholarly consensus in unshowy, beautiful prose … Ní Bhrolcháin moves an invaluable stability among evaluate and aspect in her discussions … the e-book is handsomely produced and advantages from a few very high quality color plates … the start scholar is supplied with a wise assessment of the fabric, and is brought to the key students who've labored on it', Mark Williams, Cambrian Medieval Celtic reports (Winter 2012).

‘Ní Bhrolcháin has twenty-five years’ adventure educating medieval Irish literature and background at NUI Maynooth. Her ebook is a survey of literature in eire from advert six hundred to 1200 and is geared toward either the college learn and the final reader … the color pictures of manuscripts and artifacts appropriate to this topic make the ebook extra appealing. Ní Bhrolcháin has completed the tricky activity of writing a ebook that's vigorous and undaunting yet which nonetheless keeps its integrity as a significant learn of its subject', Books eire (December 2009)

‘Dr Ní Bhrolcháin[‘s]…extensive scholarship and instructing event are either evidenced in her publication: it's a treasury of data replete with stories, and the fashion is that of the convinced, sympathetic instructor who is aware that the amateur wishes transparent suggestions. for that reason, the ebook might be loved via amateurs and aspiring scholars alike, as an summary of the saga and poetic literature of the six centuries as much as advert 1200 … the tales are instructed in an admirably transparent kind … except its clarity, the ebook will stand as a piece of reference and should advisor readers to additional fabric over a variety of scholarship from the pioneers to the modern, because it has a accomplished bibliography … the layout, structure and basic presentation of the ebook are all of a excessive standard', Siobhán Ní Fhoghlú, Books eire (March 2010)

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