By Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin
These sagas include the tales of heroes reminiscent of Cú Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill in addition to kings, corresponding to Cormac mac Airt. additional chapters specialize 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 accomplished 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 significantly helpful publication and one who has been wanted for it slow … Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin’s success is the construction of a quantity for college kids … it's thorough and entire, full of references for additional interpreting, and but nonetheless hugely available … a worthwhile book’, Jessica Hemming, The Folklore Society united kingdom (2012).
‘The writer offers a digest of the present scholarly consensus in unshowy, appealing prose … Ní Bhrolcháin moves an invaluable stability among evaluation and aspect in her discussions … the booklet is handsomely produced and advantages from a few very positive color plates … the start pupil is supplied with a wise assessment of the cloth, 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’ event 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 collage learn and the final reader … the color photos of manuscripts and artifacts suitable to this topic make the ebook extra appealing. Ní Bhrolcháin has accomplished the tough job of writing a publication that's vigorous and undaunting yet which nonetheless continues its integrity as a major examine of its subject', Books eire (December 2009)
‘Dr Ní Bhrolcháin[‘s]…extensive scholarship and instructing adventure are either evidenced in her ebook: it's a treasury of data replete with stories, and the fashion is that of the convinced, sympathetic instructor who understands that the beginner wishes transparent assistance. for that reason, the publication could be loved by means of 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 informed in an admirably transparent type … except its clarity, the ebook will stand as a piece of reference and should consultant readers to extra fabric over quite a lot of scholarship from the pioneers to the modern, because it has a finished bibliography … the layout, format and basic presentation of the publication are all of a excessive standard', Siobhán Ní Fhoghlú, Books eire (March 2010)
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An Introduction to Early Irish Literature by Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin