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Conversing with Angels and Ancients: Literary Myths of Medieval Ireland

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How does a written literature come into being within an oral culture, and how does such a literature achieve and maintain its authority? Joseph Falaky Nagy addresses those issues in his wide-ranging reading of the medieval literature of Ireland, from the writings of St. Patrick to the epic tales about the warrior Cu Chulainn. These texts, written in both Latin and Irish, ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 9th 2013 by Cornell University Press (first published May 1st 1997)
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