An introduction to early Irish literature / Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin.

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    • Content Notes:
      The background -- Stories and storytelling -- Druids, poets, and bards -- The arrival of Christianity -- Branches of literature -- Oral tradition and written literature -- Ogam, writing, and manuscripts -- An example of the language about 1000 -- The mythological cycle -- Addendum : theory -- The heroic cycle -- Discussion of the Táin -- The Fenian cycle -- The cycles of the kings -- The otherworld -- The location and nature of the otherworld -- Otherworld visits and the heroic biography -- The voyages and Brendan voyage -- The vision tales -- Kings, goddesses, and sovereignty -- Goddesses of sovereignty -- The manifestations of the sovereignty goddess -- Madness in early Irish literature -- The hero and heroic biography -- Conception and birth -- Account of youth and upbringing -- Invulnerability -- A fight with a dragon or a monster -- The hero acquires a wife -- The hero visits the otherworld -- Exile and return -- Death of the hero -- Poets and poetry -- The status of the poet -- Prosimetrum -- Poets and poetry -- Early Irish lyrics.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-190) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781846821769 (hbk.)
      1846821762 (hbk.)
      9781846821776 (pbk.)
      1846821770 (pbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2009504561
    • Accession Number:
      318410036
    • Accession Number:
      cul.b1194738