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Irish Texts Society Volume 53: Poems on Marcher Lords

by  Anne O'SullivanPádraig Ó Riain
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Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1987

Hardback

Number of pages: 146

This collection of bardic poems, which is found in a manuscript from the Cashel district, reflects the literary taste of a march area of the Butler lordship at the beginning of the sixteenth century. The elegies for local lords, both native and Hiberno-Norman, reveal the extent of the cultural synthesis which had taken place by then, and also present a very valuable insight into the social circumstances of the time. This edition of the poems for the Society was begun by Anne O'Sullivan, who had previously edited one of the poems separately, and, after her death in 1984, completed by Pádraig Ó Riain.

About the authors

Anne O'Sullivan

Pádraig Ó Riain