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Irish influence on medieval Welsh literature

Author: Patrick Sims-Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patrick Sims-Williams provides an approach to some of the issues surrounding Irish literary influence on Wales, situating them in the context of the rest of medieval literature and international folklore.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Sims-Williams
ISBN: 9780199588657 0199588651
OCLC Number: 689513866
Description: xii, 425 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Irish vernacular influence on the earliest medieval Welsh literature --
Kaer sidi and other Celtic otherworld terms --
Narrative techniques in Irish and Welsh, I : the "Slavic antithesis" --
Narrative techniques in Irish and Welsh, II : the riddling "watchman device" --
The Irish elements in Culhwch and Olwen --
The Irish geography of Branwen --
The submission of Irish kings in fact and fiction --
Llasar and the Lake of the Cauldron --
The Iron House, the Men in Bags, and the Severed Head --
Cú Chulainn in late medieval Wales --
Fion, Deirdre, and Lebarcham in late medieval Wales --
Irish influence on medieval Welsh literary criticism?
Responsibility: Patrick Sims-Williams.

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Welsh poets knew the names of Irish heroes such as Cu Chulainn and Deirdre and Irish narratives influenced the Welsh Mabinogion, yet the degree of Irish influence has been debated for many years.  Read more...

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