The destruction of Da Derga's hostel [electronic resource] : kingship and narrative artistry in a mediaeval Irish saga / Ralph O'Connor.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: This book ... aims to show how one particularly celebrated saga 'works' as a story: the Middle Irish tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga (The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel), which James Carney called 'the finest saga of the early period'. This book invites the reader to enjoy and understand this literary masterpiece, explaining its narrative artistry within its native, classical and biblical literary contexts. Against a historical backdrop of shifting ideologies of Christian kingship, it interprets the saga's possible significance for contemporary audiences as a questioning exploration of the challenges and paradoxes of kingship.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-371) and index.
      Access is available to current Cairn University students, faculty and staff.
    • Other Titles:
      Kingship and narrative artistry in a mediaeval Irish saga.
    • ISBN:
      9780199666133
      019966613X
    • Accession Number:
      2013409776
    • Accession Number:
      cul.b2154252