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Fiery shapes : celestial portents and astrology in Ireland and Wales 700-1700

Author: M A Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"The English Romance in Time Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare Helen Cooper" "T̀he English Romance in Time is a scholarly and engagingly written account of a genre, as suitable for a student as for an academic audience. It is important and innovative because of the way it uses romance to expose the medieval contribution to the early modern world.' --Alex Davis, Times Higher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A Williams
ISBN: 9780199571840 0199571848
OCLC Number: 526077130
Description: xxx, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Celestial portents and apocalypticism in medieval Ireland --
2.Druids, cloud-divination, and the portents of Antichrist --
3.Taliesin and Geoffrey of Monmouth's astrological portents --
4.Comets, portents, and astrology in late medieval Wales --
5.Morgan Llwyd and the spiritualization of astrology.
Responsibility: Mark Williams.

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A study of the representation of astrology and celestial portents in the medieval and later literature of Ireland and Wales, Fiery Shapes examines the mysterious figure of the druid, who was  Read more...

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