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By Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin

This ebook discusses the wealthy written history of the previous and center Irish interval, 600–1200, and is appropriate for college kids of medieval eire in addition to the final reader who desires to know about the tales, poetry and topics of early Irish literature. Early chapters care for the poets, druids, priests, the beginnings of writing manuscripts in addition to an advent to every of the saga cycles.

These sagas comprise the tales of heroes resembling Cú Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill in addition to kings, corresponding 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. incorporated is also a bibliography and a complete index together with own and position names.

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

‘This is a greatly necessary e-book and one who has been wanted for your time … Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin’s success is the construction of a quantity for college kids … it really is thorough and complete, jam-packed with references for additional analyzing, and but nonetheless hugely obtainable … a worthy 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 merits from a few very fantastic color plates … the start scholar is supplied with a wise evaluation of the cloth, and is brought to the key students who've labored on it', Mark Williams, Cambrian Medieval Celtic reviews (Winter 2012).

‘Ní Bhrolcháin has twenty-five years’ adventure instructing medieval Irish literature and heritage at NUI Maynooth. Her ebook is a survey of literature in eire from advert six hundred to 1200 and is aimed toward either the collage learn and the overall reader … the color images of manuscripts and artifacts correct to this topic make the e-book extra beautiful. Ní Bhrolcháin has accomplished the tough job of writing a ebook that's energetic and undaunting yet which nonetheless keeps its integrity as a significant research of its subject', Books eire (December 2009)

‘Dr Ní Bhrolcháin[‘s]…extensive scholarship and educating event are either evidenced in her ebook: it's a treasury of knowledge replete with stories, and the fashion is that of the convinced, sympathetic instructor who understands that the amateur wishes transparent tips. accordingly, the ebook could be loved through 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 advised in an admirably transparent type … except its clarity, the publication will stand as a piece of reference and may advisor readers to additional fabric over quite a lot of scholarship from the pioneers to the modern, because it has a finished bibliography … the layout, format and normal presentation of the booklet are all of a excessive standard', Siobhán Ní Fhoghlú, Books eire (March 2010)

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