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Northern lights : following folklore in north-western Europe : aistí in adhnó do Bho Almqvist = essays in honour of Bo Almqvist

Author: Bo Almqvist; Séamas Ó Catháin
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001.
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Essays showing links between Ireland and Scandinavia in folklore and literature.

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Named Person: Bo Almqvist
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Almqvist; Séamas Ó Catháin
ISBN: 1900621630 9781900621632
OCLC Number: 48032083
Notes: Text in English and Irish.
Description: xxi, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'Betwixt the Stirrup and the Ground': Some Remarks on an English Epitaph and a Scandinavian Folk Legend / Bengt af Klintberg --
2. Quotation Proverbs in Ireland / Fionnuala Carson Williams --
3. Caith Maige Tuired --
A Parable of the Battle of Clontarf / Michael Chesnutt --
4. Dreams in Old Norse and Old Irish Literature / Hilda Ellis Davidson --
5. Mists, Magicians and Murderous Children: International Migratory Legends Concerning the 'Black Death' in Iceland / Terry Gunnell --
6. The Blood Brothers' Tale / Hermann Palsson --
7. Oidhche Rionnagach Reulagach --
A Tale with a Sting / Barbara Hillers --
8. The Wedding Dance and the Bridal House in Faeroese Folk Tradition / Joan Pauli Joensen --
9. The Varolokkur of Guoriour Porbjarnardottir / Jon Hnefill Adalsteinsson --
10. 'Halt Illu Fran Bufa!' --
Til Tolkingen af Kvinneby-Amuletten fra Oland / Jonna Louis-Jensen --
11. Food-Provision Strategies on the Great Blasket Island: Strand and Shore / Patricia Lysaght --
12. Note on the Motif of the Wading Giant in Irish and Welsh / Proinsias Mac Cana --
13. O Bhun Go Barr an Bhaile: Recent Settlement on the Great Blasket Island / Criostoir Mac Carthaigh and Barry O'Reilly --
14. The Original Name of the Viking Settlement at Limerick / Gearoid Mac Eoin --
15. Acallam na Senorach and Snorri Sturluson's Edda / Rory McTurk --
16. Applause and Effect: Observations on the Dynamics of Traditional Song Performance and Social Evolution in Ireland / Tom Munnelly --
17. Fer in the North Contree: 'With His Whole Heart' Revisited / Eilis Ni Dhubhne-Almqvist --
18. In Correspondence with Tradition: The Role of the Postal Questionaire in the Collection of Irish Folklore / Bairbre Ni Fhloinn --
19. The Irish Hobby Horse and the Icelandic Horse Dance / Seamas O. Cathain --
20. 'Through a Glass, Darkly' --
New Light on North-West European Dead-Child Traditions / Anne O'Connor --
21. An Uaimh 'Dhraiochta' / Michael O. Curraoin --
22. Of the Tiachog and Peillic and Objects of Straw and Rushes / Anne O'Dowd --
23. 'Lean Ar Do Laimh': Seansceal Idirnaisiunta i mBealoideas na hEireann / Padraig O. Healai --
24. Aithint agus Ainmniu Sna Rannscealta / Daithi O. hOgain --
25. Confrontational Ghost-Laying in England and Denmark / Jacqueline Simpson --
26. Sceala Aduaidh / Rionach ui Ogain --
27. Beliefs and World-view of a Swedish Crofter / Bodil Nildin-Wall and Jan Wall --
28. Proverbs and Traditional Sayings from Easter Ross / Seosamh Watson --
Bo Almqvist's Printed Works, 1991-.
Responsibility: edited by Séamas Ó Catháin in collaboration with Patricia Lysaght [and others].

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