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Arbuthnot, Sharon J.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 41 publications in 3 languages and 439 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharon J Arbuthnot
A history of Ireland in 100 words by Sharon J Arbuthnot( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Ireland in 100 words has been shortlisted for 'best Irish-published book of the year' at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019. November 2019. Did you know that Cú Chulainn was conceived with a thirst-quenching drink? That 'cluas', the modern Irish word for 'ear', also means the handle of a cup? That the Old Irish word for 'ring' may have inspired Tolkien's 'nazg'? How and why does the word for noble (saor) come to mean cheap? Why does a word that once meant law (cáin) now mean tax? And why are turkeys in Irish French birds? From murder to beekeeping and everything between, discover how the Irish ate, drank, dressed, loved and lied. This book tells a history of Ireland by looking at the development of 100 medieval Irish words drawn from the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of the Irish Language. Words tell stories and encapsulate histories and this book captures aspects of Ireland's changing history by examining the changing meaning of 100 key words. The book is aimed at a general readership and no prior knowledge of the Irish language is required to delve into the fascinating insights it provides. The book is divided into themes, including writing and literature; food and feasting; technology and science; mind and body. Readers can explore words relating to particular concepts, dipping in and out where they please
The Gaelic Finn tradition by Sharon J Arbuthnot( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of Finn Mac Cumaill and his fían (warband) constitute the most enduringly popular branch of Gaelic literature. These thirteen essays, the first English-language collection on the subject to be published in over twenty years, offer new insights into diverse aspects of the tradition
Cóir Anmann : a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fil súil nglais = A grey eye looks back : a festschrift in honour of Colm Ó Baoill( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cóir anmann : a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names (part 2)( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Irish, Middle and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cóir anmann : a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names (part 1)( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coir Anmann by Sharon J Arbuthnot( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cóir anmann : a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names / edited by Sharon Arbuthnot( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A grey eye looks back a festschrift in honour of Colm O Baoill = Fil súil nglais( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Arbuthnot, Sharon J.

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