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Irish Texts Society Volume 49: Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster

€42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1969

Hardback

Number of pages: 356

Representing the only recension of the famous epic which has been worked into a unified and harmonized whole, this twelfth-century version of the Táin set the standard of prose in Irish for several centuries. Also, unlike earlier recensions, this version of the Táin found place for the celebrated 'Pillow-Talk' of Medb and Ailill. Its editor, Cecile O'Rahilly, was a noted authority on the Táin. This volume, the second edited by her for the Society (see also vol. 24), is exceptional in that it was simultaneously published by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. The Society's volume is thus for sale to members only.