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Tales of the Elders of Ireland : Acallam Na Senorach (Paperback)

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Tales of the Elders of Ireland is the first complete translation of the late Middle-Irish Acallam na Senorach, the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland. It contains the earliest and most comprehensive collection of Fenian stories and poetry, intermingling the contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick with his scribes; clerics; occasional angels and souls rescued from Hell; the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and Irish kings; and the parallel, timeless Otherworld (peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies). This readable, lucid new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, complete with an Introduction discussing the place of the Acallam in Irish tradition and the impact of the Fenian or Ossianic tradition on English and European literature.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Mfg Part# 9780199549856
SKU 208356722
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199549850
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0245
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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