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Tara: A Select Bibliography

by  Edel Bhreathnach
€ 15.00

Book Details

Published by Discovery Programme

January 1995

Hardback

Number of pages: 183

ISBN: 9781874045359

This annotated and select bibliography of the published material relating to the important site of Tara, Co. Meath, addresses the interests of varied readers, from linguistic, literary, historical or archaeological fields. The book contains a general introductory essay on kingship, mythology, sovereignty, high-kingship, the Uí­ Néill and ‘synthetic historians’, saints and their biographers, the archaeology and topography of Tara, and the name Temair. There follows a comprehensive bibliography arranged by categories.

About the authors

Edel Bhreathnach

Edel Bhreathnach is a historian of medieval Ireland who has worked extensively on many aspects of the field including the Hill of Tara, the nature of the Irish historical tradition, the Irish Franciscans, Irish monasticism and death and burial in early medieval Ireland. She is the CEO of the Discovery Programme, Dublin and has contributed to the Discovery Programme Reports 2, 5 & 6. Edel Bhreathnach is also the editor of Tara: A select bibliography (1995).