Medieval Celtic literature and society

Helen Fulton editor

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 1-85182-928-8
January 2005. 256pp; ills.

'Fulton offers a welcome intervention into the arenas of medieval studies and Celtic literatures. The contributors seek to challenge the over-representation of England in histories of medieval literature by situating Celtic literatures in its distinct social, cultural, and linguistic contexts and by regarding it as an equal player in its broader European context. ... Recommended', H.E. Osborne, Choice.

'Medieval Celtic Literature and Society brings together the work of fourteen scholars on medieval Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Breton literature, and successfully analyzes the complexities of each text within its own cultural framework and in relation to its Celtic analogues ... the volume provides an innovative look into the shared and distinct aspects of the medieval world ... [this] is a stunning introduction to the multi-faceted nature of Celtic society, with something for everyone. Medieval Celtic Literature and Society is an immensely interesting book', Larissa Tracy, Eolas (2007).

'This is a collection of thirteen essays by a range of distinguished specialists which collectively set out the basis for the study of medieval Welsh, Irish, Breton, and Cornish literature and society … They document a lively literary culture in the Middle Ages, which is reflected by a lively research environment in our day, well deserving of attention by students of other branches of medieval studies', Dr Corinne Sunders, Medium Ævum (2008).