The Tripartite Life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909)

Edited by: Elizabeth Boyle, Paul Russell

This volume assesses the achievements and legacy of Whitley Stokes, a colonial jurist and Celtic scholar. The book brings together the diverse strands of his life, from his earliest years in Dublin, through his time in mid-19th-century London and his successful legal career in British India, to his later years as an important scholar of medieval Celtic languages and literatures. Contents include: Whitley Stokes Senior (1763-1845) * Stokes and Rudolf Siegfried * Stokes and the Pre-Raphaelites * Stokes and Irish Identity in British India * The Sanskrit Legacy of Stokes * The Letters of Stokes to Adalbert Kuhn * Stokes, Bradshaw, and Old Welsh in Cambridge * Stokes and Early Irish Law * Stokes, Standish Hayes O'Grady, and Acallam na Senorach *** "The publication of this beautifully designed volume....should draw attention to Whitley Stokes as a giant of nineteenth century scholarship and as a pivotal figure in the scholarship that prepared the way for the literary and cultural revival of the late nineteenth century. The editors modestly present this volume as 'a starting point'; it's excellence and accessibility surely signal that Stoke's papers will be studied by future scholars from a wide range of disciplines for years to come." - Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2013

266 pages

Publication Date: 10/5/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846822780