Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition


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ed. Gordon Ó Riain
Published: 2017
Format: hardback
Pages: x + 375
Reference: F.1.16
ISBN: 978-1-85500-235-7

This collection of essays concerns metrical and grammatical
handbooks dating from the Early Irish period to the
seventeenth century. These texts are of great importance
for our understanding of the history of education and
linguistics in medieval and early modern Ireland and are also
of significance for a range of other areas of study, including
philology, lexicography and poetry. The essays, by leading
scholars in the field, present new studies of well-known
tracts and bring previously unknown texts to light.

This volume arises from a conference held at the Dublin
Institute for Advanced Studies on 26 September 2014 to
mark both the quatercentenary of the death of Giolla Brighde
Ó hEódhasa and the recent centenary of the publication by
Osborn Bergin of the first part of the Irish Grammatical
Tracts. The present volume thus commemorates the
contributions of earlier scholars and reflects the progress
made in this area over the past hundred years by showcasing
some of the latest research in the field.

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Weight 732 g