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The Irish Literary Tradition

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Ireland is a country where for over a thousand years one cultural force has overshadowed all others: the power of a great literary tradition. This book provides a history of literature in the Irish language from the fifth century to the twentieth. Beginning with the introduction of writing into Ireland, it traces the development of manuscripts from the early Latin records made by monastic scribes to the vernacular works of ecclesiastic and lay scholars. It shows how convention and innovation combined to produce poetry of a ...

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The Irish Literary Tradition
2007, University of Wales Press

ISBN-13: 9780708310946

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The Irish Literary Tradition
1992, Ford & Bailie Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780926689039


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