Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Edited by Jonathan Wooding and Lynette Olson and contributions by Bernard Mees, Tomás Ó Carragáin, Meredith Cutrer, Penny Nash, Constant Mews, Stephen Joyce, Roxanne Bodsworth, Cynthia Neville, and Carole Cusack

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Format: paperback
290 pages
ISBN: 9781743326732
Publication: 01 Mar 2020
Series: Sydney Series in Celtic Studies

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

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

Bernard Mees is an associate professor of Management in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Carole Cusack is professor of religious studies at the University of Sydney.

Professor Constant Mews is convener of Religious Studies at Monash University

Cynthia Neville is emeritus professor of history at Dalhousie University.

Dr Penny Nash is an honorary associate with the The Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the University of Sydney.

Dr Lynette Olson is an Honorary Associate of the Department of History, University of Sydney.

Meredith Cutrer is a graduate student in history at the University College, Dublin.

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

Roxanne Bodsworth is a PhD candidate with the Arts department at Victoria University.

Stephen Joyce completed his PhD with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology at Monash University.

Tomás Ó Carragáin is a member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London (FSA).

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


Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 17 mm
290 pages
Copyright: © 2020
ISBN: 9781743326732
Publication: 01 Mar 2020
Series: Sydney Series in Celtic Studies