Sacred Histories

A festschrift for Maire Herbert

Edited by: John Carey, Kevin Murray, Caitriona O Dochartaigh

Sacred Histories is a collection of essays that focuses on the historical subtext of narrative (in Latin and Irish) from medieval Ireland. Contributions engage with this topic across numerous genres, such as hagiography, apocrypha, 'historical tales,' and the literary portrayal of women. Such sustained interrogation results in numerous fresh insights and new perspectives. The volume is a festschrift in honor of Maire Herbert, and the contributors are among the foremost experts in their disciplines. [Subject: History, Irish Studies, Medieval Studies, Literary Criticism, Cultural Studies]

Publication Date: 11/6/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846825644