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Cuireann Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann an taighde chun cinn. Tugaimid aitheantas do scoth taighdeoirí na hÉireann. Tugaimid tacaíocht don scoláireacht agus cuirimid an pobal ar an eolas faoin leas atá le baint as an eolaíocht agus as na daonnachtaí. Creidimid gur gá an dea-thaighde a chur chun cinn, a chothú agus a chur in iúl don phobal. Comhairle dá chuid ball a reachtálann an tAcadamh. Déantar baill a thoghadh agus meastar gurb é an gradam acadúil is airde in Éirinn é.

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Irish Texts Society Volume 09: Foras Feasa ar Éirinn

€ 42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

March 1908

Hardback

Number of pages: 388

This work, written by the Tipperary priest, Geoffrey Keating (Seathrún Céitinn), between c 1618 and 1634, has been described as 'the most influential of all works of Gaelic historiography'. Drawing upon the annals, Lebor Gabála, and the various story cycles of early Irish literature, Keating provided an account of the history of Ireland from the earliest times to the coming of the Normans, an event which marked the beginning of the presence of his own people on the island. Keating set the standard for Early Modern Irish prose and, in the early days of the Gaelic League, there were some who advocated the adoption of his style as the standard of Modern Irish. In his foreword to the 1987 reprint of these volumes, Breandán Ó Buachalla wrote: 'Not only did Keating successfully assimilate in one continuous narrative the various strata and components of traditional lore..., but he masterfully recast that narrative in an intelligible modern idiom.'