The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance (Hardcover)

The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance By Dáithí O. Hogáin Cover Image
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The definitive reference book on Ireland's cultural and religious heritage.

Ireland has one of the finest cultural heritages and a standard reference book combining the related subjects of folklore, myth, legend and romance is long overdue. There are 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Ab n, a 6th-century saint, to Weather, all with full references to sources, a synopsis of relevant stories, and discussion of their origin, nature and development. These are complimented by a genre-list of material under various headings, such as Mythical Lore, Fianna Cycle, Ulster Cycle, King Cycles, Peoples and Traditions, Religious Lore, and Folk Custom and Belief. There is also a wealth of genealogical detail, indicating how historical and social circumstances have influenced the growth and spread of Irish lore.

DAITHI O HOGAIN, Associate Professor of Irish Folklore at University College Dublin, was an international authority on folklore and traditional literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781843832157
ISBN-10: 1843832151
Publisher: Boydell Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2006
Pages: 549
Language: English