- Irish Texts Society Volume 47: The Poems of...
Irish Texts Society Volume 47: The Poems of Blathmac Son Cu Brettan Together with the Gospel of Thomas and a Poem on the Virgin Mary
The discovery and edition for the Irish Texts Society by James Carney of this unique collection of early Irish poetry represented one of the most significant developments in Irish studies of the twentieth century. The verse provides an unrivalled insight into the early Irish reception of Biblical narratives, and into the religious mentalité of the early centuries of Christianity. The Gospel of Thomas text is of particular value to the history of the spread of apocryphal writings in Western Europe .
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