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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: Literacy in Medieval Celtic Societies Series Number 33 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: Literacy in Medieval Celtic Societies Series Number 33 (Hardback)

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Hardback 314 Pages / Published: 05/02/1998
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This 1998 collection of studies examines the use of the written word in Celtic-speaking regions of Europe between c. 400 and c. 1500. Building on previous work as well as presenting the fruits of much new research, the book seeks to highlight the interest and importance of Celtic uses of literacy for the study of both medieval literacy generally and of the history and cultures of the Celtic countries in the Middle Ages. Among the topics discussed are the uses and significance of charter-writing, the interplay of oral and literate modes in the composition and transmission of medieval Irish and Welsh genealogies, prose narratives and poetry, the survival of Celtic culture in Brittany and of Gaelic literacy in eastern Scotland in the twelfth century, and pragmatic uses of literacy in later medieval Wales.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521570398
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Overall the collection deserves to be consulted by non-Celtics and not merely read within its own little academic ghetto. This is a set of meticulously evidence-based studies, with an excellent bibliography: the author's insights into matters such as the social context of literacy, charters, genealogy, and gender should be of interest to medievalists whose areas of special concern lie elsewhere.' Early Medieval Europe
"This is an exceptionally strong collection of essays." Robin Stacey, The Medieval Review

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