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The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland

by Maurice Harmon (Volume editor)
Monographs XXII, 188 Pages
Series: Carysfort Press Ltd., Volume 802

Summary

One of Ireland's greatest collections of stories and poems, The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland is a new translation by Maurice Harmon of the 12th century Acallam na Senorach. Retold in a refreshing modern idiom, the Dialogue is an extraordinary account of journeys to the four provinces by St Patrick and the pagan Cailte, one of the surviving Fian. Within the frame story are over 200 other stories reflecting many genres - wonder tales, sea journeys, romances, stories of revenge, tales of monsters and magic. The poems are equally varied lyrics, nature poems, eulogies, prophecies, laments, genealogical poems. After the Tain BoCuailnge, the Acallam is the largest surviving prose work in Old and Middle Irish.

Details

Pages
XXII, 188
ISBN (Softcover)
9781789971170
Language
English
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2009. XXII, 188 pp.

Biographical notes

Maurice Harmon (Volume editor)

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