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Irish Texts Society Volume 19: Gabháltais Shearluis Mhoir

€42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1919

Hardback

Number of pages: 128

The 'Conquests of Charlemagne', a fourteenth- or fifteenth-century Irish adaptation of a Latin original, was edited by the Society's President, Douglas Hyde, later to become the first President of Ireland, from the fifteenth-century vellum manuscript, the Book of Lismore. Writing of this text, Nessa Ní Shéaghdha described it as a 'refreshing and sensitive' translation, made with the aim of rendering the story concise and readable by omitting long-winded and tedious passages.