The Celtic Heroic Age

Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe & Early Ireland & Wales

Author: John T. Koch,John Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891271090

Category: History

Page: 433

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A new fourth edition of an invaluable collection of literary sources, all in translation, for Celtic Europe and early Ireland and Wales. The selections are divided into three sections: the first is classical authors on the ancient celts - a huge selection including both the well known Herodotos, Plato, Aristotle, Livy, Diogenes Laertius, and Cicero - and the obscure-Pseudo-Scymnus, Lampridius, Vopsicus, Clement of Alexandria and Ptolemy I. The second is early Irish and Hiberno-Latin sources including early Irish dynastic poetry and numerous tales from the Ulster cycle and the third consists of Brittonic sources, mostly Welsh. This edition includes three new early Irish tales, translated by Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha: The Birth of Aed Sláine; Fingal Rónáin, and the Story of Mis and Dubh Rois.

Avalon, 66° Nord

Zu Frühgeschichte und Rezeption eines Mythos

Author: Matthias Egeler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110448513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 599

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Egeler legt die erste Behandlung der mythischen Reiche Ódáinsakr und Glæsisvelir vor, die das einschlägige Material vollständig aufarbeitet und in seinen weiteren literatur- und religionsgeschichtlichen Kontext einordnet. Dabei erweisen sich die beiden altwestnordischen Anderweltsgefilde als eine nordische Rezeption keltischer Mythenmotive, die in der arthurischen und frühen irischen Literatur eine prominente Rolle spielen.

Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld

Mythic Origins, Sovereignty and Liminality

Author: Sharon Paice MacLeod

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476669074

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 293

View: 3260

"Focusing on the latest research and translations, the author provides fresh insight into the indigenous beliefs and practices of the Iron Age inhabitants of the British Isles. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including creation and cosmogony, the deities of the Gaels, feminine power in early Irish sources, and priestesses and magical rites"--

Celtic from the West 3

Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages — questions of shared language

Author: John T. Koch,Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702300

Category: History

Page: 480

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"The Celtic languages and groups called Keltoi (i.e. 'Celts') emerge into our written records at the pre-Roman Iron Age. The impetus for this book is to explore from the perspectives of three disciplines--archaeology, genetics, and linguistics--the background in later European prehistory to these developments. There is a traditional scenario, according to which, Celtic speech and the associated group identity came in to being during the Early Iron Age in the north Alpine zone and then rapidly spread across central and western Europe. This idea of 'Celtogenesis' remains deeply entrenched in scholarly and popular thought. But it has become increasingly difficult to reconcile with recent discoveries pointing towards origins in the deeper past. It should no longer be taken for granted that Atlantic Europe during the 2nd and 3rd millennia BC were pre-Celtic or even pre-Indo-European. The explorations in Celtic from the West 3 are drawn together in this spirit, continuing two earlier volumes in the influential series"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

Author: Patricia Monaghan, PhD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682188

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 9847

More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.

Landscape Perception in Early Celtic Literature

Author: Francesco Benozzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891271113

Category: History

Page: 272

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This pioneering work shows how Celtic cultures understood the place of human beings in their natural environment in ways fundamentally different from our own. Benozzo explores the unique unfolding of landscapes in early Irish and Welsh texts, including Tain Bo Cuailgne, The Voyage of Bran, the Gododdin and the mythological Taliesin poem on the Battle of the Trees.

A Celtic Florilegium

Studies in Memory of Brendan O Hehir

Author: Kathryn A. Klar,Eve Sweetser,Claire Thomas

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 226

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Nineteen papers on early medieval Irish and Welsh texts. Contents include: St Patrick in Cornwall? The origin and transmission of Vita Tertia S. Patricii ( David Dumville ); Re-reading Dafydd ap Gwilym ( Patrick Ford ); The spoils of Annwn: Taliesin and material poetry ( Sarah Lynn Higley ); Aldfirth of Northumbria and the learning of a sapiens ( Colin Ireland ); Narrative openers and progress markers in Irish ( Proinsias Mac Cana ); The Hagiographic poetics of Canu Cadfan ( Catherine McKenna ); The introduction of alphabetic writing to Ireland ( Michael Richter ); Daring young men in their chariots ( Joseph Falaky Nagy ); The Celtic bard ( J. E. Caerwyn Bard ).

Archaeologia Britannica

Texts & Translations

Author: Edward Lhuyd

Publisher: Celtic Studies Publications

ISBN: 9781891271144

Category: History

Page: 262

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Edward Lhuyd's Archæologia Britannica effectively marks the discovery of the Celtic languages and the founding of Celtic Studies. First published in 1707, this was a groundbreaking work in comparative philology, the result of first-hand study of the Celtic languages and an epic four-year journey through the countries where they were spoken. To celebrate the volume's 300th anniversary, Lhuyd's sectional prefaces are republished (alongside translations when these are not in English), together with other documents which elucidate the Archæologia's genesis and reception. Lhuyd's work is placed in its historical context in the introduction and a select bibliography is appended.

Ireland and the Grail

Author: John Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891271151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 419

View: 1998

This is the first book-length study of the origins of the Grail legend to have been undertaken by a specialist in medieval Irish literature. Drawing on a detailed reexamination of the relevant texts in Irish, Welsh, Latin and French, extensive sections of which are presented in new translations, the author argues that the roots of the Grail legend are to be sought in the lost Old Irish manuscript known as the Book of Druimm Snechtai .

The Celtic Roots of English

Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Pitkänen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Celtic languages

Page: 330

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Celtic Connections: Language, literature, history, culture

Author: Ronald Black,William Gillies,Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

Publisher: John Donald


Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 9707

A collection of 28 essays from the congress which offers a showcase and introduction to many aspects of Celtic studies throughout the world. In addition to thoughtful explorations about Celtic origins and the future of Celtic languages, it also includes papers on a wide range of topics, from medieval hagiography to the contemporary novel, and includes summaries of the 200 other papers given at the Congress.

Cín, Chille, Cúile

Author: John Carey,Pádraig Ó Riain,Máire Herbert,Kevin Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891271137

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 3960

An attractive volume containing 28 substantial studies by various leading Celtic scholars, focusing on the subjects of Celtic saints, Irish placenames, Irish literature and language of all periods."

Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies

Author: Katja Ritari,Alexandra Bergholm

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: History

Page: 301

View: 6364

This publication is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles focusing on religion and mythology in Celtic studies. The first part presents various current viewpoints within the field from scholars of history, art history and literary studies. In addition to more traditional approaches, the other two parts of the book illustrate the possibilities of applying new theories and methods from the discipline of Comparative Religion to the analysis of Celtic materials. They introduce previously unpublished results of the international research network "The Power of Words in Traditional European Cultures", and the research project "Religion, Society, and Culture: Defining the Sacred in Early Irish Literature" funded by the Academy of Finland at University of Helsinki. The present collection serves as a significant contribution towards a better understanding of issues that have not been previously brought together in a single volume. As such it is of interest to scholars in Celtic studies as well as other related disciplines.

The Celts

origins, myths & inventions

Author: John Collis

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8536

We use the word Celtic fast and loose, it evokessomething mythical and romantic about our past, but whatprecisely does it mean? And why do people believe therewere Celts in Britain and what relationship do they haveto the ancient Celts? John Collis focuses particularly onhow they were re-invented in the sixteenth and latercenturies. He argues that this legacy of mistakeninterpretations still affects the way we understand theancient sources and archaeological evidence.

The Celts

Author: Aedeen Cremin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847821051

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 9091

Written by historians who are also skilled storytellers, these handsomely designed volumes provide an overview of each civilization's achievements in politics, war, art, and science. Each is filled with anecdotes about real people and incidents that show remarkable similarities to modern experiences. Color illustrations.

Ritual Significance of Personal Ornament in Roman Britain

Author: Sonia Puttock

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 4919

An investigation of the cultural and ritual significance behind the placing of personal ornaments in certain contexts, notably temples, shrines and burials. Drawing throughout on archaeological and iconographic evidence, Puttock examines the votive role of Romano-British jewellery and trinkets and highlights their association with health and fertility, young women and children. Puttock also discusses the continuity of Celtic beliefs and rituals in Britain throughout the Roman period. No illustrations.

Irish Texts Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Irish literature

Page: N.A

View: 671


A century of British medieval studies

Author: A. D. Deyermond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 801

View: 3356

This is an authoritative guide to the complete range of medieval scholarship undertaken in twentieth-century Britain: history, archaeology, language, culture. Some of the twenty-nine essays focus on changes in research methods or on the achievements of individual scholars, while others are the personal account of a lifetime's work in a discipline. Many outline the ways in which subjects may develop in the twenty-first century.