Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In Search of the Irish Dreamtime: Archaeology and Early Irish Literature

JP Mallory describes this book as a companion to his The Origins of the Irish, from 2013, in which he sketched the emergence in the early medieval period of a people who were recognisably Irish. In that book he briefly examined the legendary history of Ireland as written down in early-medieval times by clerical scholars who prized the vernacular traditions of poetry, myth and legend and gave them an honoured place side by side with the Latin learning of the church.

Review by Michael Ryan in The Irish Times

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