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Historical residues in the Old Irish legends of Queen Medb : an expanded interpretation of the Ulster cycle

Author: Diana V Dominguez
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010.
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Medb of Connacht, a central female character of medieval Ireland's Ulster Cycle is read traditionally as an example of a misogynistic, patriarchal Christian campaign to suppress and silence women in early Ireland, or as symbolic of a primordial, mythic pre-Christian goddess, exempt from patriarchal censure because her behavior is ascribed to her duties as a divine sovereignty figure. In addition, this work provides  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dominguez, Diana V.
Historical residues in the Old Irish legends of Queen Medb.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010010417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana V Dominguez
ISBN: 0773429557 9780773429550
OCLC Number: 816041375
Description: 1 online resource (iii, 303 pages)
Contents: "Ah indeed! That is Medb of Cruachan": critical and literary tradition --
"We need not doubt that there were many like her in real life": Medb as realistic reflection of her culture --
"I was noblest and worthiest": Medb as political ruler --
"Mighty are the deeds of Medb": Medb as military commander --
"It is she who lives on in legend": implications and further research.
Responsibility: Diana Dominguez ; with a preface by James Whitlark.

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Medb of Connacht, a central female character of medieval Ireland's Ulster Cycle is read traditionally as an example of a misogynistic, patriarchal Christian campaign to suppress and silence women in  Read more...

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