Acallam na Senórach as Prosimetrum

Parsons, G. (2009) Acallam na Senórach as Prosimetrum. In: Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Collquium. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674035283

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The precise relationships present between prose and poetic passages in texts written in the medieval Celtic languages has long been debated. This study which assesses the prosimetric nature of the Middle-Irish narrative, Acallam na Senórach, centres on the notion that much of its poetry was not originally composed for the text. Three poems which might pre-date the work are considered, namely 'Na hocht caire chollaide', 'Turus acam Día hAíne' and 'Géisid cúan'. Hence, this study responds to James Carney's discussion of the two last-named poems, published in 1968.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parsons, Dr Geraldine
Authors: Parsons, G.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Harvard University Press

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