Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Edited by Jonathan Wooding

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Format: paperback
290 pages
ISBN: 9781743326732
Publication: 02 Mar 2020
Series: Sydney Series in Celtic Studies

Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early and Medieval CelticWorld brings together a collection of studies that closely explore aspects of culture and history ofCeltic-speaking nations. Non-narrative sources and cross-disciplinaryapproaches shed new light on traditional questions concerning commemoration,sources of political authority, and the nature of religious identity. Leadingscholars and early-career researchers bring to bear hermeneutics from studiesof religion and literary criticism alongside more traditional philological andhistorical methodologies.

All the studies in this book bring to their particulartasks an acknowledgement of the importance of religion in the worldview of antiquityand the Middle Ages. Their approaches reflect a critical turn in Celtic studiesthat has proved immensely productive across the last two decades.

Professor Jonathan Wooding is Sir Warwick Fairfax Chair of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney.

Illustrations
Introduction: prophecy, fate and memory in the early and Medieval Celtic World by Jonathan M. Wooding

1. Poeninus and the Romanisation of the Celtic Alps by Bernard Mees
2. Landscapes, myth-making and memory: ecclesiastical landholding in Early Medieval Ireland by Tomás Ó Carragáin
3. Remembering and forgetting holy men and their places: an inscription from Llanllŷr, Wales by Jonathan M. Wooding
4. Early Irish Peregrinatio as salvation history by Meredith D. Cutrer
5. Insular influences on Carolingian and Ottonian literature and Art by Penny Nash
6. The De xii abusivis saeculi and prophetic tradition in seventh-century Ireland by Constant J. Mews
7. Memories of Gildas: Gildas and the Collectio canonum Hibernensis by Stephen Joyce
8. Armes Prydein as a legacy of Gildas by Lynette Olson
9. A woman’s fate: Deirdre and Gráinne throughout literature by Roxanne T. Bodsworth
10. ‘No remission without satisfaction’: canonical influences on secular lawmaking in High Medieval Scotland by Cynthia J. Neville
11. Esoteric tourism in Scotland: Rosslyn Chapel, The Da Vinci Code, and the appeal of the ‘New Age’ by Carole M. Cusack

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Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 17 mm
290 pages
Copyright: © 2020
ISBN: 9781743326732
Publication: 02 Mar 2020
Series: Sydney Series in Celtic Studies