Sacred histories

A festschrift for Máire Herbert

John Carey, Kevin Murray & Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, editors

Hardback €49.50
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ISBN: 978-1-84682-564-4
November 2015. 450pp.

This collection of essays in honour of Máire Herbert focuses primarily on the textual culture of Ireland (in Latin and Irish) in its historical context from the medieval to the modern. Contributions engage with genres such as poetry, saga, hagiography, apocrypha, and ‘historical tales’, and with themes that range from the cults of the saints in early medieval Ireland to the literary portrayal of women; this sustained interrogation by some of the foremost experts in their disciplines results in numerous fresh insights and new perspectives.

Contributors: Seán Hutton (Cumann na Scríbheann Gaedhilge), Alexandra Bergholm (U Helsinki), Edel Bhreathnach (Discovery Programme), Elizabeth Boyle (Maynooth U), Liam Breatnach (Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath), Pádraig A. Breatnach (Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath), Dauvit Broun (Oilthigh Ghlaschu), John Carey (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), T.M. Charles-Edwards (Oxford U), Patricia Coughlan (University College Cork), Pádraig de Brún (Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath), Clodagh Downey (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh), Joseph J. Flahive (Éiru Trust), Margo Griffin-Wilson (Cambridge U), Fergus Kelly (Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath), Brian Lambkin (Ulster-American Folk Park), Máirtín Mac Conmara (Institiúid Bhaile An Mhuilinn, Baile Átha Cliath), Mícheál Mac Craith (Collegio S. Isidoro, An Róimh), Gearóid Mac Eoin (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh), Kay Muhr (Ulster Place-Name Society), Kevin Murray (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), Próinséas Ní Chatháin (An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath), Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Cambridge U), Emma Nic Cárthaigh (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), Tomás Ó Cathasaigh (Harvard U), Breandán Ó Conchúir (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), Pádraig Ó Macháin (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), Pádraig Ó Riain (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), †Lisi Oliver (formerly Louisiana State U), Andrea Adolph (Penn State U – New Kensington), Jennifer O’Reilly (UCC), Katja Ritari (U Helsinki), Katharine Simms (TCD), Patrick Sims-Williams (Prifysgol Aberystwyth).

John Carey is Professor of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork. Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh both lecture in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork.