Sacred histories

A festschrift for Máire Herbert

John Carey, Kevin Murray & Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-564-4
November 2015. 450pp.

‘The Herbert festschrift represents scholarship at its finest and is a fitting tribute to its honoree’s many and varied contributions to the study of medieval Irish textual culture. The volume bodes well for Irish Studies in the twenty-first century’, William Sayers, Mediaevistik (2016).

‘Few living scholars have been as influential in the field of early medieval Irish studies as the honouree to whom this collection of over thirty essays pays tribute … The authors, editors, assistants and Press responsible for the production of this volume are to be congratulated on producing a work that lives up to the high standards Máire Herbert’s own work has come to represent in Celtic Studies’, Joseph Falaky Nagy, JCHAS (2016).

Sacred Histories is a collection of thirty-three essays in honour of Máire Herbert … English is the main language, but [the book] also has contributions in Irish … The editors of this festschrift are to be commended for bringing their substantial project to fruition, which is a fitting testimony to the esteem they possess for the honorand’, Denis Casey, Early Medieval Europe (2017).

'The volume includes important contributions from scholars of the Early Modern and Modern period ... The book is a handsome production and the editors have done an admirable job in marshalling the contributions into a coherent whole ... In this volume one sees ... the highest scholarly standards tempered by a very clear and deep affection for a friend, colleague, teacher and mentor',  Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies (Winter 2017).