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The Resource Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge : a Companion to Early Irish Saga, Tomás Ó Cathasaigh ; edited by Matthieu Boyd

Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge : a Companion to Early Irish Saga, Tomás Ó Cathasaigh ; edited by Matthieu Boyd

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Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge : a Companion to Early Irish Saga
Title
Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge
Title remainder
a Companion to Early Irish Saga
Statement of responsibility
Tomás Ó Cathasaigh ; edited by Matthieu Boyd
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eng
Summary
"Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge: A Companion to Early Irish Saga offers thirty-one previously published essays by Tomas Ó Cathasaigh, which together constitute a magisterial survey of early Irish narrative literature in the vernacular. Ó Cathasaigh has been called "the father of early Irish literary criticism," with writings among the most influential in the field. He pioneered the analysis of the classic early Irish tales as literary texts, a breakthrough at a time when they were valued mainly as repositories of grammatical forms, historical data, and mythological debris. All four of the Mythological, Ulster, King, and Finn Cycles are represented here in readings of richness, complexity, and sophistication, supported by absolute philological rigor and yet easy for the non-specialist to follow. The book covers key terms, important characters, recurring themes, rhetorical strategies, and the narrative logic of this literature. It also surveys the work of the many others whose explorations were launched by Ó Cathasaigh's first encounters with the literature. As the most authoritative single volume on the essential texts and themes of early Irish saga, this collection will be an indispensable resource for established scholars, and an ideal introduction for newcomers to one of the richest and most under-studied literatures of medieval Europe. "Tomas Ó Cathasaigh is that rare scholar in Celtic studies whose work has much to say not only to advanced scholars in the field but also to specialists dealing with other literatures, comparative mythologists, and undergraduates. Our understanding of medieval Irish epic and saga is immeasurably enriched by his elegant writing style, his erudition, and his wide-ranging critical eye. It is indeed a bounteous blessing, then, to have collected in this volume Ó Cathasaigh's best, most representative, and most useful work." --Joseph Nagy, University of California, Los Angeles"
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Uí Cathasaigh, Tomás
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maps
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index present
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English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Boyd, Matthieu
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  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • HISTORY / Europe / Ireland
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • Irish literature
  • Irish literature
  • Epic literature, Irish
  • Epic literature, Irish
  • Irish literature
  • Irish literature
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Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge : a Companion to Early Irish Saga, Tomás Ó Cathasaigh ; edited by Matthieu Boyd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Maps""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Part I: THEMES""; ""Chapter 2: The Semantics of síd""; ""Chapter 3: Pagan Survivals""; ""Chapter 4: The Concept of the Hero in Irish Mythology""; ""Chapter 5: The Sister's Son in Early Irish Literature""; ""Chapter 6: Curse and Satire""; ""Chapter 7: The Threefold Death in Early Irish Sources""; ""Chapter 8: Early Irish Literature and Law""; ""Part II: TEXTS""; ""The Cycles of the Gods and Goddesses""; ""Chapter 9: Cath Maige Tuired as Exemplary Myth""
  • ""Chapter 10: The Eponym of Cnogba""""Chapter 11: Knowledge and Power in Aislinge Óenguso""; ""Chapter 12: "The Wooing of Étaín"""; ""The Ulster Cycle""; ""Chapter 13: Táin Bó Cúailnge""; ""Chapter 14: Mythology in Táin Bó Cúailnge""; ""Chapter 15: Táin Bó Cúailnge and Early Irish Law""; ""Chapter 16: Sírrabad Súaltaim and the Order of Speaking among the Ulaid""; ""Chapter 17: Ailill and Medb""; ""Chapter 18: Cú Chulainn, the Poets, and Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe""; ""Chapter 19: Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn""; ""The Cycles of the King""
  • ""Chapter 20: "The Expulsion of the Déisi"""""Chapter 21: On the LU Version of "The Expulsion of the Déisi"""; ""Chapter 22: The Déisi and Dyfed""; ""Chapter 23: The Theme of lommrad in Cath Maige Mucrama""; ""Chapter 24: The Theme of ainmne in Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin""; ""Chapter 25: The Rhetoric of Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin""; ""Chapter 26: The Rhetoric of Fingal Rónáin""; ""Chapter 27: On the Cín Dromma Snechta Version of Togail Brudne Uí Dergae""; ""Chapter 28: Gat and díberg inTogail Bruidne Da Derga""; ""Chapter 29: The Oldest Story of the Laigin""
  • ""Chapter 30: Sound and Sense in Cath Almaine""""The Fenian Cycle""; ""Chapter 31: Tóraíocht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne""; ""The Pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne""; ""Further Reading""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography of Tomás Ó Cathasaigh""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
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1 online resource (616 p.)
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9780268088576
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Coire Sois, The Cauldron of Knowledge : a Companion to Early Irish Saga, Tomás Ó Cathasaigh ; edited by Matthieu Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Maps""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Part I: THEMES""; ""Chapter 2: The Semantics of síd""; ""Chapter 3: Pagan Survivals""; ""Chapter 4: The Concept of the Hero in Irish Mythology""; ""Chapter 5: The Sister's Son in Early Irish Literature""; ""Chapter 6: Curse and Satire""; ""Chapter 7: The Threefold Death in Early Irish Sources""; ""Chapter 8: Early Irish Literature and Law""; ""Part II: TEXTS""; ""The Cycles of the Gods and Goddesses""; ""Chapter 9: Cath Maige Tuired as Exemplary Myth""
  • ""Chapter 10: The Eponym of Cnogba""""Chapter 11: Knowledge and Power in Aislinge Óenguso""; ""Chapter 12: "The Wooing of Étaín"""; ""The Ulster Cycle""; ""Chapter 13: Táin Bó Cúailnge""; ""Chapter 14: Mythology in Táin Bó Cúailnge""; ""Chapter 15: Táin Bó Cúailnge and Early Irish Law""; ""Chapter 16: Sírrabad Súaltaim and the Order of Speaking among the Ulaid""; ""Chapter 17: Ailill and Medb""; ""Chapter 18: Cú Chulainn, the Poets, and Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe""; ""Chapter 19: Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn""; ""The Cycles of the King""
  • ""Chapter 20: "The Expulsion of the Déisi"""""Chapter 21: On the LU Version of "The Expulsion of the Déisi"""; ""Chapter 22: The Déisi and Dyfed""; ""Chapter 23: The Theme of lommrad in Cath Maige Mucrama""; ""Chapter 24: The Theme of ainmne in Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin""; ""Chapter 25: The Rhetoric of Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin""; ""Chapter 26: The Rhetoric of Fingal Rónáin""; ""Chapter 27: On the Cín Dromma Snechta Version of Togail Brudne Uí Dergae""; ""Chapter 28: Gat and díberg inTogail Bruidne Da Derga""; ""Chapter 29: The Oldest Story of the Laigin""
  • ""Chapter 30: Sound and Sense in Cath Almaine""""The Fenian Cycle""; ""Chapter 31: Tóraíocht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne""; ""The Pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne""; ""Further Reading""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography of Tomás Ó Cathasaigh""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
Control code
on1097111231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (616 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268088576
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgj941
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1097111231

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