Cultural identity and cultural integration
Doris Edel editor
Ireland occupies a distinctive position in the cultural history of early medieval Europe. Uniquely untouched by Roman cultural influence, yet deeply informed by the literacy and learning brought to it by Christianity, Ireland represented a territory of converging influences, pagan and Christian, oral and literate, native and imported. Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration contains thirteen essays ranging in subject from religion and cosmology to epic literature and historical propaganda.
Doris Edel is emeritus professor of Celtic languages and culture at the University of Utrecht and is author of Studies in Celtic Literature and the Early Irish Church.